MATCH PREVIEW: at Texas Tech
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas continues Big 12 play in Lubbock, Texas against Texas Tech Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. in the United Supermarkets Arena.
In the Jayhawks last competition against West Virginia, Kansas secured a thrilling five-set victory, which included a career-high kill performance by Camyrn Ennis. Ennis finished with 14 kills to go along with six assists and 11 digs for her first double-double performance of the season.
Junior setter Sara Nielsen also logged a double-double in the win over the Mountaineers, finishing with 44 assists and 13 digs. Allie Nelson continued her work as KU’s libero and collected a season-high 25 digs, which moved her to 1,115 career digs.
The midweek match against Texas Tech is the 50th meeting between the two Big 12 schools. KU holds the overall series record 33-16 and is 15-9 in Lubbock.
Fans can watch the match on FSSW // Fox Sports Go or listen on the Jayhawk Radio Network with Nick Springer calling the action.
|Date/Time:||October 16 // 6 p.m.|
|Location||United Supermarkets Arena|
|Watch||FSSW // Fox Sports Go|
|Listen||Jayhawk Radio Network|
OPPONENT PREVIEW: TEXAS TECH
- Texas Tech enters the match against Kansas 13-6 and 3-2 in Big 12 action. After opening Big 12 play with a four-set win over West Virginia the Red Raiders dropped a match at Texas before rebounding with a three-set sweet at K-State. TTU dropped its second home-Big 12 match of the season to TCU in five sets before rebounding with a four-set victory at Iowa State.
- The Red Raiders boast five players with 100-or-more kills this season and are led by Emily Hill. Hill averages 4.45 kills per set and has a team-high 325 kills. Texas Tech has a two-way tie for the team lead in assists per set with Tatum Rohme and Alex Kirby each averaging 9.88 assists per set. Rohme has accumulated 504 assists this season to Kirby’s 237.
- The TTU defense is anchored by Allison White and Karrington Jones, who each have over 50 total blocks this season. White is the team leader with 64 blocks, while Karrington averages a team-high 0.97 blocks per set. Emerson Solano boasts a team-best 3.85 digs per set and has amassed 273 digs.
2018 SERIES REWIND
- Kansas swept the 2018 series against Texas Tech, winning six sets compared to the Red Raiders one. KU tallied a three-set sweep of TTU on Oct. 13, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas and closed the season with a four-set victory in Lawrence, Kansas on Nov. 3.