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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jayhawks sweep Red Raiders in 3 sets

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Kansas volleyball powered its way to its 17th-consecutive victory in Lawrence against Texas Tech in a three-set sweep Wednesday night in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.

KU and TTU were evenly matched to begin with, but the Jayhawks used a 17-13 kill advantage to edge past the Red Raiders 25-20 to take the 1-0 lead. Senior Zoe Hill and sophomore Camryn Ennis both recorded five kills to lead Kansas.

The second set was a close fight from start to finish, with a call being overturned in Texas Tech’s favor and bringing the Jayhawks lead down to only two points 18-16. Kansas finished with a 25-18 win.

The Jayhawks were in complete control of the third set as they never found themselves behind on their way to a 25-17 win. Ennis notched a team-high eight digs, six kills, three assists and six total blocks on the night.

Hill led the attack for the Jayhawks with a team-high nine kills and a team-best six total blocks. Freshman Morgan Christon and redshirt-senior Ashley Smith weren’t far behind Hill with eight and seven kills, respectively. Junior Sara Nielsen led the team with 29 assists.

Kansas travels to TCU at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Comments

Bville Hawk 1 week, 3 days ago

Wow! What a difference 4 days make. A 0.344 hitting percentage cures all ills. It was nice to see us attacking down the middle more this evening with Hill, and Ennis-Smith-Christon were all very good hitting on the outside as we seemed to vary our attack much more than in other recent matches.

It was nice to see Mostrum get most of Angelos playing time, she's a RS junior and was solid but not spectacular.

Camryn Ennis is so valuable. Put her on the front row and she gets 6 blocks and 7 kills with a 0.333 hitting percentage. Put her on the back row and she leads the team with 9 digs. It is still a mystery to me why she played just a point or 2 in each of the first 13 matches of the year.

David Kelley-Wood 1 week, 3 days ago

Solid win. Let 'em off the hook in Lubbock. Not tonight. Now start stringing them together!

Layne Pierce 1 week, 3 days ago

Bville Ennis is the one 6 skill player that we have. Now we should be developing Hickman and Carrier and Van Driel, instead we wasted 10 matches, of which we could easily have won 3 or 4, maybe 5.

According to Dorsey on the broadcast there were changes in defense and offense, and they were effective. But why not earlier?

No HJIckman, no Carrier, no Van Driel. Again, unless Bechard has 3 great players already secretly committed to team, and a libero. We are gonna be so inexperienced next year.

Seemed like Mostrom and Suter were strangely getting more digs, Angelo,like I said, has just piut on too much weight. Too bad, because she does have ability. Let's face it, pray Ennis comes back next year, and even more so, pray Bechard maximizes her skills. I loved plays when Ennis dished. Three assists, and at big moments. What the team did tonight, was simply play intelligent, but loose, and best of all they were not so damn predictable.
RCJH

Bville Hawk 1 week, 3 days ago

And how sensational (or is it phenomenal) was Zoe Hill?!!! Omigosh, 14 attack chances with 10 kills and 0 errors for a 0.714 hitting percentage!!! Add to that 5 blocks, it was fantastic to have an assassin up the middle!

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