Kansas was unable to come away with its first Big 12 victory of the season on Saturday against Oklahoma in McCasland Field House. KU captured the first set (25-23) against Oklahoma, but dropped the final three sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) in the road loss.
The Jayhawks faced an uphill battle against OU in the first set, but caught fire in the second half of the set to claw their way to a tie. KU tallied nine of 14 points to earn the tie at 22-all. KU earned the 25-23 set victory and capped the comeback with a kill by sophomore Rachel Langs.
The second set was another nail bitter as KU was within striking distance and were only behind by two points as Oklahoma scored its 23rd point of the set. OU secured the set after capturing the final two points to take the set 25-21. Oklahoma then claimed the final two sets and captured a four-set victory.
Zoe Hill and Camryn Ennis led the Jayhawks with a team-high nine kills, while junior Sara Nielsen finished with a team-best 32 assists and recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 digs.
KU will host West Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.