Waco, Texas Junior outside hitter Sara McClinton drilled one of the final kills for Kansas University, wrapping up a performance that powered her team to a four-set win at Baylor on Saturday afternoon, 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17.
In one of the most back-and-forth all-time series in the Big 12, Kansas (13-3, 3-0) and Baylor (8-11, 0-3) have split their season series in eight of the last nine years. While KU’s win at Baylor marks the team’s first win in Waco since 2010, it also marked the team’s ninth-straight win overall.
Kansas’ second nine-match winning streak in two years ties the fourth-longest in program history.
McClinton had 23 kills and zero errors for a .676 attack percentage — both career highs. She also registered a block assist and a solo block to lead all players with 24.5 points.
Fellow junior outside Chelsea Albers posted her fifth double-double of the season with 13 kills and 14 digs along with seven blocks. Sophomore Tiana Dockery had 11 kills. Freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie had nine blocks, and senior Caroline Jarmoc had seven.
Kansas returns home for back-to-back matches, beginning with Oklahoma on Wednesday followed by fourth-ranked Texas on Saturday.