Jayhawk Volleyball Looks to Extend Home Win Streak Versus Oklahoma

Oct. 15, 2010


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Winner of four-straight home matches, including an upset of No. 10 Iowa State in its last home appearance, the Kansas volleyball team (13-6, 4-4 Big 12) will look to make it five in a row when it hosts Oklahoma (13-6, 5-3 Big 12) on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Fans who bring their ticket stub from the KU/KSU football game can get into the match for $3, as can Kansas Alumni Association members.

Kansas will continue to rely on senior libero Melissa Manda to anchor the defense. The Wichita, Kan., native is coming off a 28-dig outing in KU’s 3-1 win at Baylor Wednesday, which made her the school’s all-time digs leader. Her performance comes one match after reaching a career-best 32 digs in the Jayhawks’ win versus the Cyclones to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades. The KU defense is second in the conference limiting opponents to a .164 attack percentage.

Offensively, senior outside hitter Karina Garlington is sixth in the league averaging 3.46 kills per set, while junior outside Allison Mayfield also contributes just over three kills per set (3.05). Middle Blocker Caroline Jarmoc has been effective on both sides of the ball as of late and is coming of a strong performance in which she recorded a .500 attack percentage on 12 kills to go along with eight blocks.

Kansas has defeated the Sooners in its last three meetings at home and leads Oklahoma 15-13 in matches played in Lawrence, but Oklahoma leads the all-time series 41-29.