No. 24 Jayhawks Sweep North Dakota State

Sept. 19, 2004

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The No. 24 Kansas volleyball team swept North Dakota State Sunday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center to improve its non-conference record to 9-0 on the season. The Jayhawks (9-1, 0-1 Big 12) defeated the Bison 30-19, 30-21 and 30-21.

Senior middle blocker Ashley Michaels led all hitters with 12 kills in 21 attempts for a .524 attack average and three block assists. Junior outside hitter Paula Caten added 10 kills to go with three block assists with five other Jayhawks notching three or more kills.

Junior middle blocker Josi Lima had nine digs and eight kills while senior libero Jill Dorsey led the KU defense with 13 digs. With her 13 today, Dorsey became just the eighth player in KU history to record 1,000 career digs.

Sophomore outside hitter Jana Correa, back from a nagging injury, posted seven kills (.333 attack percentage) in limited action. Junior setter Andi Rozum led all players with 29 assists.

KU hit .289 on the day and outblocked NDSU 6.0 to 2.0. The Bison (2-10, 0-0 North Central Conference) were led by Sheri Swanson and Sheila Parrish, who each added seven kills.

“We ended our non-conference play on a high note and finished 9-0,” KU head coach Ray Bechard said. “Now we have to focus on Big 12 play. Our next opponent, Texas Tech is a capable, high-energy team and one of the more aggressive serving teams in the Big 12.”

KU will next be in action at Horejsi at 7 p.m. Wednesday as it takes on Texas Tech (5-3, 1-1 Big 12).