Jayhawks Return Home to Host Texas Tech

Oct. 29, 2010


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Kansas volleyball (13-10, 4-8 Big 12) returns to the friendly confines of the Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Saturday, Oct. 30 to host Texas Tech (3-18, 1-11 Big 12) after a two-match road stint. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. as the KU volleyball team will be celebrating Women in Sports Day. All females will gain admission to the match for just $3. Additionally, children wearing their Halloween costumes will be admitted for free.

Kansas, which is riding a four-match losing streak, received valuable output from its middle blockers at Missouri on Wednesday as redshirt freshman Caroline Jarmoc and sophomore Tayler Tolefree combined for nearly half of the team’s kills. Jarmoc had nine kills, while Tolefree chipped in with eight, accounting for 17 of the team’s 37 kills. Tolefree also led the Jayhawks with a .571 attack percentage in her sixth outing with a .400-plus hitting efficiency this season.

Freshman Brianne Riley appeared as the team’s libero versus MU in her first start at the position since Sept. 25 at Colorado. Riley picked up right where she left off leading the Jayhawks with 16 digs versus the Tigers. Riley is 10th in the Big 12 averaging 3.66 digs per set. MU also managed just a .206 attack percentage, the lowest hitting efficiency of a KU opponent in four matches.

Kansas leads Texas Tech 8-6 in matches played in Lawrence, but Texas Tech holds a narrow 16-14 lead in the all-time series. TTU defeated the Jayhawks earlier this season to end a six-match losing streak versus KU.