Kansas drops match to Loyola Marymount in four sets
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas volleyball tried to battle back after falling behind 2-0 early, but Loyola Marymount fought to remain unbeaten in the Kansas Invitational, winning 3-1 (25-20, 28-26, 23-25, 25-20) inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Jayhawks are now 4-4 on the season, finishing the Kansas Invitational 1-2.
Junior outside hitter Jada Burse led Kansas with 15 kills, totaling 16.5 points. Freshman Camryn Ennis finished with 30 assists, while freshman Lacey Angello led the Jayhawks with nine digs.
LMU had three players finish with double-digit kills. Junior outside hitter Savannah Slattery led with 18, followed by Sara Kovac and Meredith Teague with 16 and 10 kills, respectively.
Tess Reid (MVP) – LMU
Meredith Teague – LMU
Mica Allison – Auburn
Taylor Rowland – Auburn
Zoe Hill – Kansas
Vela McBride – American
QUOTE OF THE GAME
“We had opportunities late in the sets,” head coach Ray Bechard said. “Other teams are making plays at the end of the sets, and we are not. As a staff, we have to get our team more comfortable in situations like that. We played three really good teams this weekend and at times we played really well. We just need to find a way to play better longer.”
The Jayhawks are set to compete in the Tussle in the Triad on Sept. 14-15. Kansas plays at Elon on Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Schar Center before heading to Greensboro, N.C. to face UNC Greensboro and High Point on Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m, respectively.
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