Kansas earns season sweep of Texas Tech
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After falling in the third set to Big 12 foe Texas Tech, Kansas (15-7, 8-3 Big 12) volleyball earned a victory (25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 25-21) in the fourth to complete a season sweep of the Red Raiders (16-9, 5-6 Big 12) at Horejsi Family Athletics Center Saturday night.
The victory over the Red Raiders extended the Jayhawks’ win streak against Texas Tech to 17 matches where Kansas has won 51 sets to TTU’s five in a span nine seasons.
Jada Burse continued her dominance at the net for Kansas with a team-high 18 kills, earning her double-figures in kills in 17 of the last 19 matches.
Allie Nelson led the Jayhawks with 18 digs, while Gabby Simpson tallied 39 assists.
Overall Jayhawk’s performance and the battle with Texas Tech …
“Obviously, the first two sets we were good defensively and we had balance offensively. Texas Tech wouldn’t go away and they caught fire offensively in the third set and it became a dog fight throughout the fourth set.”
On having a week to prepare for Texas …
“It’s a great opportunity against a great team that plays really good at home. It will be a challenge and we have a week to prepare. I like were our team is at and how they are committed to getting a little better each day.”
- Kansas completed the season sweep of Texas Tech, defeating the Red Raiders Oct. 13 and Nov. 3. The victory continues a 17-match win streak that spans back to 2010.
- In 2018, Kansas holds a 5-1 record over teams from the state of Texas with their lone loss coming at Baylor on Oct. 27.
- The 13.0 blocks KU tallied against Texas Tech marks the 16th time this season the Jayhawks have reached double figures and the second-consecutive match.
The Kansas volleyball team returns to the road in a battle of the top-two teams in the Big 12, when it faces Texas in Austin on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on the Longhorn Network.
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