Kansas Welcomes No. 10 Iowa State in Jayhawks For a Cure Match

Oct. 7, 2010


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Kansas volleyball (11-6, 2-4 Big 12) returns home to the friendly confines of the Horejsi Family Athletics Center to take on its third top 20 foe of the season in No. 10 Iowa State (11-3, 4-2 Big 12) on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in KU’s Jayhawks For a Cure match. Fans wearing pink will be admitted to the contest for $3. Donations will be accepted at the door and will go to support breast cancer treatment and research at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.

Despite dropping a five-set decision at Texas Tech last Saturday, the Jayhawks have won their last three matches at home. Senior outside hitter Karina Garlington continues to pace the KU offense with 3.42 kills per set and has collected double-digit kills in her last six outings. Running the offense is junior setter Nicole Tate, who has started the last four matches and owns a team-high 9.38 assists per set in conference play.

KU’s defense will have its work cut out as they face one of the Big 12’s best offensive teams as ISU leads the league with a .285 attack percentage. Freshman libero Brianne Riley leads the Jayhawks with 3.89 digs per set but fellow freshman Jaime Mathieu has filled in at the libero spot the last two matches and has 3.78 digs per set in that span.

Kansas leads Iowa State 16-13 in matches played in Lawrence, but trails the all-time series 41-34-1.