Wednesday, October 31, 2018

KU volleyball rebounds with win at West Virginia


The University of Kansas volleyball team snapped its three-game skid with a four-set victory over West Virginia (25-22, 21-25, 30-28, 25-13) Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.

The Jayhawks (14-7, 7-3 Big 12) held the Mountaineers (10-13, 2-8 Big 12) to a .229 hitting percentage while recording 12 blocks at the net. It marked the 15th time that KU had recorded double-digit blocks this season.

"That third set was obviously key,” head coach Ray Bechard said in a team release. “You have to go into extra points and we made some very aggressive plays both offensively and defensively. That carried over into the fourth set. Our set distribution was heavy to Jada (Burse) and Ashley (Smith) but Gabby (Simpson) was a weapon tonight too."

Kansas plays host to Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


Bville Hawk 1 year, 2 months ago

It's going to be a big help going forward if we can keep Camryn Ennis healthy. The first set tonight was the only set we have won in 3 matches while she has been out with an ankle sprain. Getting her on the court tonight in the 3rd and 4th sets seemed to give us a lift even though Bechard didn't mention it. To his credit he never used her absence as an excuse while we were losing either.

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