Ames, Iowa Kansas University sophomore Kelsie Payne slugged a career-high 26 kills with four blocks as Kansas University’s volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
Payne committed just three errors in (20-1, 8-1) KU’s 20-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-20 victory, which came on the heels of Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Texas. The Jayhawks actually moved back into a first-place tie with Texas, following the Longhorns’ stunning 3-0 setback at TCU on Wednesday. TCU is now 6-3.
Madison Rigdon totaled 11 kills, while Tayler Soucie and Janae Hall had seven apiece. Soucie had eight blocks and Hall four rejections.
Ainise Havili had 46 assists and 20 digs. Tiana Dockery had 13 digs and four kills, while Cassie Wait contributed 12 digs.
Jess Schaben had 15 kills, Morgan Kurht 14 and Ciara Capezio 13 for (13-7, 6-3) Iowa State, which was trying to catch second-place KU in the Big 12 standings.
KU will next meet Baylor at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, in Horejsi Center.