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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kansas volleyball falls, 3-1, to Baylor

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— After jumping out to the program’s best start since 2002, Kansas University’s volleyball team lost its third straight Big 12 contest in a loss to Baylor (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22) on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

The Jayhawks (11-4 overall, 0-3 Big 12) began the season 11-1 before losing to Texas, Iowa State and Baylor (12-6, 1-3). The 0-3 conference start hasn’t happened at KU since 1997.

For the first time this season, Kansas fell to an unranked opponent.

Not all was bad, though, for KU on Saturday.

Sophomore libero Brianne Riley set a personal best with 34 digs. Third-year sophomores Catherine Carmichael (10 kills) and Caroline Jarmoc (16 kills) set personal bests as well.

KU senior outside hitter Allison Mayfield recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 17 kills and 11 digs. Sophomore setter Kara Wehrs posted her fifth with 42 assists and 13 digs. Five Jayhawks tallied double-digit digs, a feat that hadn’t happened since Oct. 29, 2009, against Oklahoma.

The Jayhawks will play host to Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m.

Comments

Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 2 months ago

a very bad loss....it's rather stunning we've won 1 set in 10 games in the league. we played so much better against UNI and Minnesota ....two teams that are ranked as well.

this is why competing in the league is so much of a better indicator of how your team will do....because the teams know you and the coaches know you....so it is a matter of preparation and reaction....and we don't look like we're doing either well at all right now.

Jack Brooks 3 years, 2 months ago

This is Bechard's modus operandi: cruise through the non-con and then execute a total face plant in conference. Every year. It's time we expect more from our coaches in all sports. Bechard has built a good foundation. Let's get someone who can take the team to the next level.

ahpersecoachingexperience 3 years, 2 months ago

Being hcbs best friend has it's rewards. Like 12 years with no (maybe 1) NCAA appearances and still being able to keep your job.

vballHawk06 3 years, 2 months ago

Well leaving your 3 year starter at setter on the bench to play a sophomore who doesnt fully grasp the offense doesnt help. Bechard pulled the same thing last year for some reason until he put her back in during conference. Is she hurt of suspended or something?

Ross Cargo 3 years, 2 months ago

Typical. When will this guy produce a team that competes for the conference title?

As usual, it looks like a 9th place or lower finish. Oh, wait, there are only 10 teams left so maybe we pull out an 8th place finish this season.

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