KU Swept By Tech; Lima Breaks Kills Record
Sept. 28, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas –
The University of Kansas volleyball team dropped a three-game match to Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena Wednesday night, 30-28, 30-25 and 30-19. With her 11 kills, senior middle blocker Josi Lima became the Jayhawks’ all-time leading kills leader with 1,308 for her career.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Lima, who also had six digs, broke Sarah Rome’s career mark of 1,306, set during the 2003 season. With the loss, KU moved to 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12 Conference while the Red Raiders improved to 8-5 and 2-2 in league play.
Senior Paula Caten led KU with 15 kills on a.290 hitting efficiency and junior Jana Correa added eight kills and 10 digs in the effort. Junior libero Jamie Mathewson posted 13 digs to lead the KU defense and sophomore Emily Brown added 10 digs and four total blocks. Senior Andi Rozum ran the offense with 37 assists.
KU hit a season-low .075 in the match, committing 34 attack errors. The Red Raiders, who hit .174 on the night, had 40 kills and 19 errors in the win.
Junior Phillister Sang led Tech with 10 kills and posted 10 digs.
Tech led the entire first game, even when KU rallied to tie it at 25-all. Plagued by hitting and service errors, KU could not remain consistent and fell behind, 30-28. The Jayhawks posted a .041 hitting efficiency, notching 15 kills and 13 errors in the opening game.
KU came out stronger in game two and hit .244, but again fell behind (15-11) due to errors at the net. Tech dominated game three, running away with an early lead and finishing off the match, 30-19. KU recorded a -.047 hitting percentage (13 kills, 15 errors, 43 attacks) in the final game.
KU will next be in action at 8 p.m. Saturday when it takes on Colorado (5-4, 1-3 Big 12) at the Coors Events Center in Boulder.