Kansas wins thriller over West Virginia

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas volleyball survived a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle against West Virginia in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, earning its first Big 12 victory in the new arena in five sets.

In the first set, the Jayhawks opened the match with a four-point lead against the Mountaineers, which the Jayhawks carried to take the first set 25-20.

The second set looked much like the first until the Mountaineers were able to swing the momentum and earn its first set victory of the match, 25-20.

Despite dropping set two and falling behind early in the third set to the the Mountaineers, the Jayhawks were able take control of the set late and led by as many as 10 points to take a 25-15 set win.

After falling in the fourth set, Kansas and West Virginia entered the fifth and final set tied at two-sets each. The Mountaineers captured control early with a 6-2 lead, but the HFVA crowd and precision attacks propelled the Jayhawks to a 15-13 set victory.

Sophomore Camryn Ennis led the way with career-high 14 kills on the night, while junior Sara Nielsen logged her fourth double-double of the season with 44 assists and 13 digs.

The Jayhawks continue Big 12 play at Texas Tech Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.



Point KU

Ennis gets the kill for the Jayhawks to give them their first point of the fifth set.

Set 4 vs WVU

Set three vs WVU


KU wins the third set to take a 2-1 lead on the Mountaineers!

Kansas takes a big lead

Ennis comes away with another kill to give KU the six-point lead.

Set 2 vs WVU

Ennis with the SMASH

Ennis gets the kill to give the Jayhawks a five-point lead over the Mountaineers.

Hill with the KILL

Zoe Hill gets her third kill of the match to give the Jayhawks the early lead in set two!

set one vs WVU


The Jayhawks push their early lead to 4-0 after the nice block.

Starters vs WVU
matchday vs WVU


Series at a Glance

The Jayhawks currently hold a 15-1 record all-time against West Virginia, including a 7-1 record in Lawrence. When these two teams played against one another in 2018 KU swept the season series.


The 1,100 Dig Mark

Senior libero Allie Nelson is closing in on the 1,100 career digs mark. The Chicago, Illinois native has 1,090 in her career and is currently 10th in program history.