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Saturday, November 9, 2019

KU volleyball falls to TCU in 4 sets

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Despite a tough battle, Kansas dropped a four-set match (26-24, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22) against TCU Saturday at TCU University Recreation Center. KU's lone win of the day came in the second set.

The first set was back-and-forth, and Kansas held the 22-18 advantage late in the set. TCU responded and was able to tie the set at 23 before ultimately earning the win.

TCU jumped out to a 14-9 edge in the second set, which forced Kansas to call a timeout to slow the momentum. Following the timeout, the Jayhawks started chipping away at the TCU lead and tied the score at 17 after a block by Ashley Smith and Zoe Hill. KU completed the comeback and won the set on an attack by Smith.

TCU responded back and captured the third set, 25-17. The fourth set was another back-and-forth battle between the two Big 12 foes. Kansas jumped out to an early 5-point advantage, but TCU battled back to tie the set score at 13.

The Horned Frogs continued their attack down the stretch and survived some small runs by the Jayhawks, capturing the set and the match.

Kansas (7-14, 3-8 Big 12) travels to Baylor at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Comments

Layne Pierce 4 weeks ago

Bville There is no excuse for this. This was a team we should have beaten. And we lose 3-1.
I am sorry but Bechard has to go. Why was this such aa listless performance?

Also, it seems like with our football team under Beatty that many have their best day in kills against us. How does someone get 21 kills, without some adjustment on the part of the coaching staff. Double up, make someone else beat you. Serve away, etc.

Again, why not play Carrier? Oh I know, she's leaving anyway. We are the shortest team in our conference. Why?

We went back to .190 for a hitting percentage. We simply have to solve this, or next year we will be in the basement. And I am not sure we will win as many games as this year.

RCJH

Chris Condren 3 weeks, 6 days ago

This group just has not played well. On paper it sure looked like they might be good. On the court it has been a nightmare.

Layne Pierce 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Chris Unfortunately They do not seem to be very motivated. They have become a head case. They la CV k confidence in themselves and in the coaches.

Saddest thing is I see it being even worse next year. Maybe a great player will want to be part of this mess? We are a short slow team worst or next to worse in every statistical category.

Perhaps a change is in order.

Bville Hawk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Definitely a listless performance yesterday. So in Set 1 we hit .235 and TCU hit .342 and we lose the set even tho we led 22-18 (I think). In Set 2 we hit .333 and TCU hit .231 and we win the set. Then we fall off a cliff, in Set 3 we hit .065 and TCU hit .333 and in Set 4 we hit .091 and TCU hit .278. It would seem that one team made adjustments as the match went on and the other team (KU) did not. That's on coaching.

I think going to Christon 38 times (as we did) is a mistake in any match unless she's on fire, she's just a freshman and we should be relying on seniors Hill and Smith. It was good to see Hickman and Van Driel come in and play well, they definitely earned more future playing time if they can keep it up.

If Bechard can keep this group together I would guess he gets another year. If we have defections like last year (Jada Burse and Mmachi Nwoke) then I think you have to let him go. With Burse and Nwoke on this squad we would probably be sitting at 3rd in the conference behind UT and BU.

Layne Pierce 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Bville I agree on too much christon Why did we go away from distribution in tech match?

I know that Bechard probably gets one more year, but that just means we go to rock bottom. RCJH

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