Jayhawks Host No. 16 Wildcats Wednesday
Oct. 5, 2004
Lawrence, Kan. – Kansas will look to end a three-match skid Wednesday night as it hosts in-state rival No. 16 Kansas State at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Jayhawks sit at 10-4 overall and 1-4 in Big 12 competition while the Wildcats are 10-4 and 4-1 in league play.
Match time is set for 7 p.m. Gametracker and post-match results will be available on kuathletics.com.
KU/K-State Match Sold Out
Kansas’ match against in-state rival Kansas State Wednesday night has been sold out, athletic department officials announced early Monday. The Horejsi Family Athletics Center will be at capacity for the second straight match after last week’s contest against Nebraska drew 1,305 fans.
A very limited amount of standing-room-only tickets may be available at the ticket window prior to the match. The Horejsi Center’s seating capacity is 1,300. Kansas ranks 28th in the nation in volleyball attendance with more than 888 fans per match.
Kansas State Preview
The 16th-ranked Wildcats ran their overall record to 10-4 and Big 12 mark to 4-1 last week with wins at Oklahoma (3-1) and against Iowa State (3-2). The win over the Cyclones marked K-State’s fifth straight and 21st consecutive victory in the Ahearn Fieldhouse.
Defending Big 12 champion Kansas State is a strong blocking and aggressive serving team. The Wildcats rank second in the league with 3.21 blocks per game and first with 1.94 aces per game — including an impressive 2.83 per game against Big 12 opponents.
The Kansas/Kansas State Series
The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Jayhawks 49-31. Kansas State has claimed the last 18 of the teams’ meetings. The last time KU defeated K-State was on Nov. 16, 1994 — almost a decade ago.
Kansas State Coaches
Kansas State is coached by Suzie Fritz, who is in her fourth season at the Wildcat helm. Fritz was a setter at Barton County [Kan.] Community College under Kansas head coach Ray Bechard from 1990-91.
Fritz is assisted by Jeff Grove and Justin Ingram.
KU Probable Starters
L – #1 Jill Dorsey (5-9, 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 – #7 Emily Brown (6-2, Fr., Baldwin, Kan.)
OH – #8 Paula Caten (6-3, Jr.-Tr., Canarana, Brazil)
OH – #4 Jana Correa (6-0, So., Macapa, Brazil)
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