Jayhawk Volleyball to Visit Baylor
Sept. 30, 2004
Lawrence, Kan. – After losses at home to No. 7 Nebraska and No. 22 Texas, the 24th-ranked Kansas volleyball team (10-3, 1-3 Big 12) will look to rebound as it faces Baylor (7-7, 1-4 Big 12) Saturday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
Match time is set for 7 p.m. Gametracker and post-match results will be available on kuathletics.com.
Like Kansas, Baylor is coming off two straight conference losses. The Lady Bears fell to No. 25 Colorado and No. 14 Texas A&M 3-0 last week, dropping their record to 7-7 overall and 1-4 in the Big 12. Against the Aggies, Baylor hit just .073 and had 12 serve reception errors on the night.
Baylor is 2-1 at home this season with wins over Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Oklahoma.
The Kansas/Baylor Series
The Lady Bears own a 12-7 advantage in the series against the Jayhawks. However, KU has won the teams’ last four matches.
KU Probable Starters
L – #1 Jill Dorsey (5-7, Sr., Wellsville, Kan.)
MB – #10 Josi Lima (6-0, Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil)
MB – #2 Ashley Michaels (6-1, Sr., Wathena, Kan.)
S – #9 Andi Rozum (5-10, Jr., Loveland, Colo.)
OPP/OH – #7 Emily Brown (6-2, Fr., Baldwin, Kan.)
OH – #8 Paula Caten (6-3, Jr.-Tr., Canarana, Brazil)
OPP/OH – #3 Tessa Jones (6-0, Fr., Lee’s Summit, Mo.) or #4 Jana Correa (6-0, So., Macapa, Brazil)
Kansas went 10-3 in the month of September, including 4-0 in non-conference play and 5-2 at home. Since the Horejsi Family Athletics Center opened in 1999, the Jayhawks have boasted a 32-8 record there in the month of September.
Kansas Remains in National Rankings
Despite a loss to then-ranked No. 22 Texas last week, Kansas remained in the USA TODAY/CSTV Coaches’ Poll on Sept. 27, coming in at No. 24. The Jayhawks’ fell three spots from 21st last week, their highest-ever national ranking.
Five other teams from the Big 12 Conference are ranked in the Top 25: No. 7 Nebraska, No. 14 Texas A&M, No. 15 Kansas State, No. 18 Texas and No. 25 Colorado.
Big 12 Remains One of the Toughest
For the second consecutive week, the Big 12 was well-represented in Division I volleyball’s national poll. The Big 12 remained tied with the Pac-10 Conference in leading all other leagues with six teams making appearances in this week’s USA TODAY/CSTV Coaches’ Poll.
Kansas, ranked as high as 21st in the nation, was picked by the league’s coaches to finish seventh in the Big 12 this season.
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