MATCH PREVIEW: vs. Oklahoma

LAWRENCE, Kan. – After not playing a midweek match, Kansas welcomes Oklahoma for its final meeting of the 2019 season Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m., in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. The match starts the second half of the Big 12 slate for KU and serves as Kansas’ Salute to Service match.

The Sooners enter the match against the Jayhawks 14-6 and 6-3 in Big 12 action. OU played No. 3 Baylor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, taking the Bears to five sets before earning the loss in McCasland Field House.

The Kansas attack is led by seniors Zoe Hill and Ashley Smith. Smith averages a team-high 2.46 kills per set, while Hill is a close second (2.12 kills per set). Hill along with sophomore Rachel Langs are ranked in the top-10 in the Big 12 in blocks per set. Langs ranks fifth (1.12 blocks per set), while Hill is seventh (1.03 blocks per set).

Sara Nielsen and Allie Nelson continue their climb through the Kansas record books. Nielsen is 17th in program history in career assists (585), while Nelson is eighth in career digs (1,173).

Fans can watch the match on the Big 12 Now on ESPN+ or listen on the Jayhawk Radio Network with Nick Springer calling the action. Following the conclusion of the match, the team is available for postgame autographs.


Date/Time: Nov. 2 at 11 a.m.
Opponent Oklahoma
Location Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena
Watch Big 12 Now // ESPN+
Listen Jayhawk Radio Network


  • In the first of two 2019 meetings between the two Big 12 schools, Oklahoma earned the four-set victory over Kansas in Norman, Oklahoma. The Jayhawk attack was led by Zoe Hill and Camyrn Ennis, who each tallied nine attacks. Sara Nielsen logged a team-high 32 assists, while Allie Nelson was the team leader with 16 digs.


  • Kansas and Oklahoma split the 2018 series between the two schools with KU beating OU in Norman, Oklahoma (3-2) and the Sooners earning the win in the Lawrence edition (3-2).


  • Last season, then-freshman Rachel Langs produced a career-night against Oklahoma on Sept. 26 in Norman, Oklahoma. Langs finished with 10 kills but broke the Kansas single-match record for blocks, finishing with 14 blocks against the Sooners.


  • Kansas hosts Texas Tech Wednesday, Nov.6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.