🏐 MATCH PREVIEW: at West Virginia
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas secured the win in its final-home match of the regular season against Iowa State Nov. 27 and travels to Morgantown, West Virginia to conclude the season at West Virginia Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. (CT).
The Jayhawks captured the win over ISU in dramatic fashion, staging a comeback after dropping the first two sets against the Cyclones. Senior Ashley Smith earned a memorable performance in her last match in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, finishing with a career-high 20 kills. Freshman Morgan Christon also captured a career-high 19 kills, while Sara Nielsen earned a career-high 48 assists.
West Virginia last played Nov. 26 against No. 1 Baylor, dropping the match in four sets. The Mountaineers are on a six-match losing streak heading into Senior Day in the WVU Coliseum, and are 11-17 overall, and 2-13 in Big 12 play.
Fans can watch the match on MountaineerTV or listen to the match on the Jayhawk Radio Network.
|Date/Time:||Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. (CT)|
|Listen||Jayhawk Radio Network|
2018 VS WEST VIRGINIA
- Kansas swept the 2018 series against West Virginia, beating the Mountaineers twice in October last season.
- In the first showdown on Oct. 3, 2018. KU dropped the first two sets and rallied to capture the final three. The Jayhawks held the WVU attack to 16 points in the final two sets.
- The final showdown vs. WVU was another back-and-forth battle, with each side split after the first two sets. KU rallied back to capture the third set, 30-28, before winning the set and the match.
2019 VS WEST VIRGINIA
- Kansas and West Virginia first played on Oct. 10, 2019, earning the Jayhawks their first Big 12 victory of the season and first conference victory in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. The five-set match had three Jayhawks finished with double-digit kills, and the group was led by Camryn Ennis’ 14 kills, while Ashley Smith (13) and Morgan Christon (11) rounded out the group of double-digit performers.
ZOE HILL // CAREER BLOCKS
- Senior Zoe Hill ranks seventh in program history in career blocks with 383. Hill has moved from 14th in the career ranks to seventh this season and needs 18 blocks to tie Ashley Michaels for sixth all-time.
ALLIE NELSON // CAREER DIGS
- Allie Nelson continues her climb through the Kansas record book as the senior from Chicago, Illinois has 1,251 career digs and is seventh in program history. Nelson has led KU in digs the previous two seasons and has eclipsed 300 digs the last three seasons.
OPPONENT PREVIEW: WEST VIRGINIA
- West Virginia enters its Senior Day match 11-17 overall, 2-13 in Big 12 play, and are on a six-match losing streak.
- The WVU offense is led by Katelyn Evans and Kristina Jordan, who have each amassed 250-or-more kills this season. Evans is the team leader in kills (285) and kills per set (3.43), while Jordan is a close second in kills (270) and kills per set (2.97). Aiding the WVU attack is Lacey Zerwas, who is the team leader in assists (1062) and assists per set (10.31).
- Two Mountaineers average 0.90 blocks per set or higher this season and the duo is led by Audrey Adams 0.95 blocks per set. Adams also boasts a team-high 80 blocks, while Briana Lynch is second on teh team with 80 blocks and 0.90 blocks per set. Alexa Hasting is the team leader in digs, and has tallied 427 digs this season for a 4.15 digs per set average.