KU Falls to Colorado in Five
Sept. 23, 2006
BOULDER, Colo. –
Three Jayhawks notched double-digit kills as University of Kansas volleyball lost a five-game match to Colorado, 28-30, 30-22, 30-20, 19-30, 7-15, Saturday night at the Coors Events/Conference Center. With the loss, KU moved to 8-5 overall and 1-3 in Big 12 Conference play while the Buffaloes improved to 7-1 and 3-1 in league action.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Senior Jana Correa led KU with 18 kills on a .349 attack percentage and 11 digs. Sophomore Savannah Noyes totaled 16 kills on a .370 hitting efficiency and a career-best eight block assists. Both Jayhawks notched a match-best 21 points in the effort.
Junior Emily Brown rounded out the top KU hitters with 11 kills and added nine digs, three assists and two aces. Freshman Brittany Williams had eight kills and senior Megan Hill had seven.
Redshirt freshman Katie Martincich dished 51 assists and added 10 digs while senior Jamie Mathewson contributed nine digs in the match.
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Four Buffs tallied double-digit kills with reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Amber Sutherland and rookie Mallori Gibson each totaling 18 kills in five games.
Despite battles through all four games, CU hit .353 in the fifth stanza and KU managed just four kills and committed six errors on 20 attempts for a -.100 attack percentage.
The Jayhawks continue the short road stint Wednesday night at Texas Tech. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at United Spirit Arena.