Saturday, October 5, 2019

Kansas drops four-set match to Oklahoma


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.


Bville Hawk 2 years ago

So, we play our most competitive match in almost a month against a good OU team. And unbelievably Camryn Ennis gets significant playing time. And Ennis also ties for the team lead in kills. Why, oh why, oh why has she been riding the bench all season long?

Coach Bechard, you have some explaining to do. Seriously. Why haven't you been playing Ennis more? You have hurt our team in so many ways by not playing her and treating her so shabbily this season. Now give her a chance at playing primary setter as she did so successfully last season and you might start consistently winning matches again.

Layne Pierce 2 years ago

Bville You and I know that is not going to happen. I was at KU Ou football game today, Carter Stanley had 3 td passes. You have to ask yourself why Coach Beatty just would not give Carter a chance, even though the team played so much better and harder behind him. Same thing with Ennis. Honestly this team is a train wreck. We used to have a great team and a crummy place to play volleyball, now that has all turned around. How long do you think Long should give Bechard to turn it around?


Chris Condren 2 years ago

This team might lose out this season. Very sad.

Waylon Cook 2 years ago

If Bechard had dynamite assistants he wins? Is that what everyone else has gathered?

The Final Four season should have been a catalyst. At this point the following seems to be the same curse of the Orange Bowl !

Layne Pierce 2 years ago

Well put, Gentlemen.
Fact is I looked at statistics since our Volleyball Final Four appearance, and they are almost all down. This looks a lot like the end of Ted Owens. I am an old dog, so I remember. Owens lost the ability to recruit, he lost touch with his team. He simply lost touch with the game.


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