Baylor Tops Jayhawks In Three

WACO, Texas – Sophomore Karina Garlington notched her 16th contest of double-digit kills with 10, but Baylor’s .427 attack percentage was too much to overcome as the Bears topped KU 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 27-25).

Kansas drops to 9-10 overall and 3-7 in Big 12 action, while Baylor improves to 14-6 and 6-4 in the conference.

Senior Savannah Noyes and junior Brittany Williams each swung at a .500 clip during the contest with seven and six kills, respectively.

Junior Katie Martincich led the defense digging up eight balls. Fellow junior Melissa Grieb followed with eight.

While both teams committed four errors in the opening stanza, Baylor registered 19 kills compared to just nine for the Jayhawks in the Bears’ 25-17 win.

In set two, KU fell behind early as Baylor strung together four unanswered points. But kills by four different Jayhawks followed by a block from Natalie Uhart and Noyes knotted the score at eight. Unfortunatley, Kansas could not hang on to its momentum as BU gradually built back up its lead, eventually winning 25-18.

Kansas stayed within three to five points for much of the third set. Down 24-21, a kill by Williams, then an attack error by BU and a block from Nicole Tate and Paige Mazour tied the score at 24-24. Tate registered another kill one point later to even the teams again at 25 a piece, but a KU attack error put Baylor back up 26-25 and BU’s Anna Breyfogle hit a long ball to the back left corner of the court barely within the lines for match point.

The Jayhawks continue their two-match road swing Saturday when they head to Texas A&M. The match, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m., has moved to a 3 p.m. start time.