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Saturday, August 26, 2017

KU volleyball improves to 3-0

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Senior Kelsie Payne had 23 kills, 15 digs and five blocks, and Kansas’ volleyball team defeated Missouri State, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, in the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.

The Jayhawks also defeated North Carolina State, 26-28, 25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 15-8 to jmprove to 3-0.

“She emerged for us in a big way,” KU coach Ray Bechard said of Payne. “I’m as pleased with her 15 digs and five blocks as much as I am with her 23 kills. That’s a big-time contribution to our team today. As a team, we continue to play a little uneven offensively but defensively we are ahead of where we have been in the past at this time of year.”

Led by eight blocks (one solo) from sophomore Zoe Hill and seven blocks (two solo) from senior Taylor Alexander, the Jayhawks totaled 19 blocks in the match.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to Derek Johnson's calls, but he's moved on. In with Nick Lewis, who did a nice job. In fact, It seemed like he got more comfortable throughout the three-game stretch. Nice job, Nick, and congrats to the Jayhawks, especially my favorite player Ainise Havili, tournament MVP.

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