Volleyball To Host Baylor Wednesday

Nov. 9, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas volleyball will look for its second straight Big 12 Conference victory at home Wednesday night against Baylor (12-14, 4-11). With a win, the Jayhawks (14-9, 5-9) could move into sole possession of sixth place in the league standings.

Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Gametracker and post-match results will be available on kuathletics.com.

Quick Notes

Baylor Preview
The Lady Bears went 1-1 last week, falling to No. 14 Texas A&M before downing Iowa State 3-1 Saturday. The Bears have out-blocked their last six opponents, including No. 3 Nebraska, the nation’s top blocking team, and the Aggies, who rank fifth in the country.

Statistically, Baylor only has an advantage over KU in blocking (3.11 per game) and service aces (1.53 per game). The Lady Bears are 3-9 on the road this season with wins at Sam Houston State (Sept. 11), Iowa State (Oct. 9) and UT-San Antonio (Oct. 31).

With a new coach this season, Baylor is a young team (five juniors, three sophomores, four freshmen) but has great size and athleticism.

The Kansas/Baylor Series
The Lady Bears own a 13-7 advantage in the series against the Jayhawks. KU has won four of the teams’ last five meetings, but fell to Baylor 3-1 on Oct. 2.

The Last Time KU & BU Met…
Waco, Texas – No. 24 Kansas lost its third straight Big 12 Conference match to Baylor (3-1) Oct. 2 at the Ferrell Center. The Jayhawks fell to the Lady Bears 30-25, 22-30, 34-32 and 30-17 and dropped their record to 10-4 and 1-4 in league play.

Josi Lima led KU with 14 kills on the night. Jana Correa, in her first appearance in three matches, had 13 kills while Ashley Michaels added 12 kills and seven block assists. Emily Brown had 11 kills and nine digs in the losing effort.

Jill Dorsey led the defense with 22 digs. Lima added 11 digs with four other Jayhawks adding at least five digs. Andi Rozum dished out 50 assists and a remarkable eight block assists. Baylor out-blocked the Jayhawks 13.0 to 10.0 and out-hit them .214 to .139 on the night.

Baylor Probable Starters
L – #18 Kristin Schramek (5-9, R-Fr.) – 3.41 digs per game
OPP/MB – #12 Adeline Meira (6-0, Jr.) – 1.63 blocks per game
MB – #49 Desiree Guilliard-Young (6-5, So.) – hits .331; 2.97 kills/1.30 blocks
MB/OPP – #21 Nicole LeBlanc (6-1, So.) – 3.01 kills/2.56 digs p/g
S – #1 Emily Huston (6-1, Jr.) – 11.06 assists per game
OH – #15 Kelly Spriggs (6-1, Jr.) – 2.41 kills per game
OH – # 11 Stella Odion (6-0, Jr.) – 3.09 kills/2.72 digs per game

KU Probable Starters
L – #1 Jill Dorsey (5-9, Sr., Wellsville, Kan.)
MB – #10 Josi Lima (6-0, Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil)
MB – #2 Ashley Michaels (6-1, Sr., Wathena, Kan.)
S – #9 Andi Rozum (5-10, Jr., Loveland, Colo.)
OPP – #7 Emily Brown (6-2, Fr., Baldwin, Kan.)
OH – #8 Paula Caten (6-3, Jr.-Tr., Canarana, Brazil)
OH – #4 Jana Correa (6-0, So., Macapa, Brazil)

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