MATCH PREVIEW: vs. Texas Tech
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas returns to the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena for its third-consecutive match at home and second match of the season against Texas Tech Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Jayhawks hosted Oklahoma Saturday, Nov. 2, dropping the contest in three sets. Zoe Hill led KU with eight kills, while adding a team-high six blocks.
Sara Nielsen finished with 29 assists and pushed her season totals to 614. The Glen Ellyn, Illinois native ranks 17th in program history for career assists.
Also joining Nelson on the climb through the Kansas record books is senior libero Allie Nelson. Nelson earned 11 digs against the Sooners, and has 1,184 career digs, which ranks eighth in program history.
Texas Tech enters the contest between the two Big 12 schools 14-9 and 4-5 in conference play. When the two teams faced off earlier this season, the Red Raiders edged the Jayhawks in five sets.
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.
|Date/Time:||Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.|
|Location||Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena|
|Watch||Big 12 Now // ESPN+|
|Listen||Jayhawk Radio Network|
2019 AT TEXAS TECH
- In Kansas’ 15th match of the season, the Jayhawks traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete against the Red Raiders. KU won the second and third set of the match, but dropped the final two after holding the 2-1 advantage. The Jayhawk offense was led by Camyrn Ennis, who tallied 13 kills with 11 digs.
2018 VS. TEXAS TECH
- 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.
OPPONENT PREVIEW: TEXAS TECH
- Texas Tech enters the match 14-9 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play. The Red Raiders are 2-3 in their last five contests with wins over Kasnas and Iowa State.
- The TTU offense is led by Emily Hill, who averages a team-high 4.40 kills per set in her 88 sets played this season. Hill has 387 kills this season and is the only Red Raider to have amassed 200-or-more. Aiding the Texas Tech attack is Tatum Rohme and Alex Kirby, who each have 375 assists-or-more this season with Rohme the team leader with 504 assists. Kirby holds a team-high 10.00 assists.
- Karrington Jones averages a team-high 1.02 blocks per set and is tied with Allison White for the team lead blocks (74). Emerson Solano averages a team-best 4.05 digs per set and is also the team leader in digs (348). Hill, who is TTU’s kills leader, is second on the team in digs (248) and digs per set (2.82).
- Kansas travels to Fort Worth, Texas to play TCU Saturday, Nov. 2 in the TCU University Recreation Center.