Jayhawks Travel to Colorado Saturday

Oct. 8, 2004

Boulder, Colo. – Kansas will look to end a four-match skid Saturday when it faces Colorado at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. The Jayhawks (10-5, 1-5 Big 12 Conference) are coming off a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to No. 16 Kansas State Wednesday. The Buffaloes (9-5, 4-3 Big 12) won at Iowa State Wednesday and are 6-3 at home this season.

Match time is set for 8 p.m. Gametracker and post-match results will be available on kuathletics.com.

Quick Notes

Colorado Preview
Colorado is 9-5 overall in 2004 and sits at 4-3 early in the Big 12 schedule. The Buffaloes have won three of their last four matches after picking up a victory at Iowa State Wednesday. The Buffaloes are 6-3 at home this season including a 2-2 Big 12 mark at the Coors Events Center.

The Kansas/Colorado Series
Colorado leads the all-time series against the Jayhawks 29-7. Kansas has won five of the teams’ last seven meetings, but the Buffaloes were victorious in the last match-up (Oct. 24, 2003). KU’s other two wins over CU were in 1986 and 1987.

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)

Kansas Drops Out of National Rankings
Four Big 12 teams remained in this week’s USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll. Colorado (25) and Kansas (24) dropped out of the Top 25 this week after being upset by unranked league opponents.

Nebraska came in at No. 5, moving two spots from the previous week. Texas improved to No. 11, reaching its highest ranking of 2004 while Texas A&M and Kansas State fell down a slot to No. 15 and No. 16, respectively.

Jayhawks Looking to End Streak
Kansas is not used to losing streaks and October has been not been kind to the squad. The Jayhawks have not lost four in a row since the 2001 season when they dropped five straight matches. That streak lasted from Oct. 1-12 and the opponents were Missouri, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Nebraska and North Carolina.

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