Kansas Volleyball Travels to Baylor Wednesday
Oct. 12, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Coming off one of its biggest wins in program history, the University of Kansas volleyball team (12-6, 3-4 Big 12) will look to carry its momentum on the road as it travels to Baylor (10-8, 3-4 Big 12) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to take on the Bears in a 7 p.m. match. The Jayhawks head to Waco after a 3-1 upset over then-No. 10 Iowa State last Saturday in KU’s first win over a top-10 opponent.
Senior Melissa Manda dug a Horejsi Family Athletics Center record 32 balls versus the Cyclones to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Her performance was also the most digs by a Jayhawk since Julie Larkin recorded 34 digs on Sept. 7, 1990. Manda is just five digs shy of breaking the Kansas career digs record held by Jill (Dorsey) Hall (2001-04).
Offensively, senior outside hitter Karina Garlington ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 3.49 kills per set and has tallied double-digit kills in each of the last seven matches. Guiding the offense since the start of conference play has been junior setter Nicole Tate. Her team-leading 9.14 assists per set rank seventh in the league.
KU’s offense will have to overcome one of the toughest defenses in the Big 12 as Baylor leads the league with 18.81 digs per set. Caitlyn Trice averages a league-leading 5.32 digs per set, while teammate Allison King ranks seventh with 4.04 digs per set.
Baylor will have a free radio broadcast of the match as well as a subscription-based video fee. Links to both can be found on the Kansas Athletics website at www.KUAthletics.com.