Volleyball Sweeps Red Raiders
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas volleyball team coasted past Texas Tech here Saturday as it defeated the Red Raiders 25-15, 25-10 and 25-22 to extend a four-match winning streak at home. The Jayhawks evened their record to 12-12 on the season and improved to 6-9 in the conference standings. Texas Tech fell to 5-21 overall and 0-15 in Big 12 play.
Sophomore Karina Garlington led KU with 10 kills in the three-set victory, while fellow sophomore Jenna Kaiser chipped in with seven and senior Savannah Noyes added six.
Defensively, junior Katie Martincich dug up a team-high seven balls. At the net, senior Natalie Uhart helped block five TTU attacks.
Kansas took the first set behind a match-high hitting percentage of .522 and tallied just one attack error. Sophomore Brittany Williams led the team defensively with three blocks, including two solo rejections.
In set two, KU again jumped to a quick lead. The team rallied to score 6 consecutive points early on to take a 7-2 lead. The set concluded with an eight-point run by the Jayhawks capped by a Paige Mazour kill to seal the 25-10 win.
Kansas’ offense had only two attacks errors in the second set notching a .389 hitting percentage.
Despite being down two sets to none, the Red Raiders refused to give up and came out strong in the third set keeping the score close. With the tally knotted at 16, the Jayhawks went on a seven point run to take its first big lead of the set. KU got within match point at 24-19, but Tech managed to stall using a pair of kills and a KU attack error to come within two at 24-22 before the Jayhawks finished the set with a kill by Garlington.
The Jayhawks next travel to Oklahoma Nov. 12 to face the Sooners. First serve is set for 7 p.m.