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Saturday, September 12, 2015

KU volleyball wins a pair

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— Kansas University took a four-set victory over Northern Colorado, then swept Wyoming to open the Pistol Pete’s Showdown volleyball tournament on Friday at the UniWyo Sports Complex.

Sparked by sophomore outside hitter Madison Rigdon’s 12 kills and 15 digs, the Jayhawks beat Northern Colorado, 25-20, 25-23, 16-25, 25-20.

Then the Jayhawks rolled over Wyoming, 25-17, 25-22, 25-12 to improve to 8-0.

“It was a great environment for Wyoming tonight but our team responded very well in all phases of the game – serving, passing, attacking – and ran the game plan how we wanted to,” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “This is one of those performances that our team can continue to build on as the season progresses.”

Kelsie Payne had 12 kills on a .417 attack percentage with four blocks against Wyoming (6-2).

Ainise Havili had 41 assists and nine digs.

Kansas will face Marquette in the tournament finale at 11:30 a.m. today.

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