Kansas Hosts No.1 Nebraska Wednesday Evening
Sept. 25, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
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A Glance At the Jayhawks
After defeating Texas Tech in three Saturday afternoon for its second straight conference victory, the University of Kansas volleyball team heads into Wednesday’s contest against Nebraska 9-5 overall and an even 2-2 in the Big 12. Junior Savannah Noyes is hitting at a team-best .260 clip and even better .341 percentage in Big 12 matches. The middle blocker also paces the team with 3.00 kills per game in league play. Two Jayhawks are averaging over a block a game in the Big 12, Brittany Williams and Caitlin Mahoney, who each block 1.13 balls per game.
Defending national champion Nebraska has been ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight week this season. The squad is 10-0 and a perfect 3-0 in Big 12 play. The Cornhuskers recently completed a 3-0 sweep of Texas A&M last Saturday, their eighth consecutive sweep of the season. NU boasts the Big 12’s top hitting percentage (.338) and leads in assists (16.81 apg) and kills (18.03 kpg). Nebraska senior Tracy Stalls leads the conference with a .500 hitting efficiency, while sophomore setter Rachel Holloway averages a league-best 13.48 apg.
Reserved seating for the Kansas-Nebraska contest was sold out two weeks prior to the match. It is the second time so far this season that the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, which seats 1,300, has been filled to capacity. The 2007 season’s first sellout occurred on Sept. 12 when KU hosted in-state rival Kansas State.
Third Time’s A Charm
Senior Emily Brown recorded a rare triple-double Saturday afternoon against Texas Tech. The accomplishment, her second in the last three matches and third of her career, consisted of 10 kills, 25 assists and 11 digs.
After notching a triple-double and double-double in last week’s matches to help the University of Kansas volleyball team to a pair of conference victories, senior Emily Brown was tabbed Big 12 Offensvie Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 24, 2007. Brown became the first Jayhawk to earn the award since Josi Lima on Sept. 19, 2005 and just the seventh in KU volleyball history.
The first 500 fans to Wednesday’s match will receive a free Jayhawk promotional item.
The Jayhawks will take this weekend off but return to action at Iowa State on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Follow the Jayhawks
Can’t watch the game? Fans can follow live stats of Wednesday’s match at KUathletics.com. Fans can also watch live audio of the match with a subscription through Jayhawk All-Access also located at KUathletics.com.