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Friday, September 20, 2019

KU volleyball falls to Arizona State

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Kansas volleyball was unable to top Arizona State on Friday night, falling in straight sets to the Sun Devils inside Cox Pavilion.

After dropping the first set, the Jayhawks needed to respond in set two. KU was able to keep up with the Sun Devils in the set, tying it at 17-17. However, Arizona State clinched the set by recording five of the final six points to take a two-set advantage.

Down two sets, Kansas needed to find momentum to clinch the final three to secure a victory over the Sun Devils. Again the Jayhawks jumped out to an early lead, netting the first three points, but the Arizona State attack continued its efficient offense and pulled away late in the set. KU dropped the set and the match after the Sun Devils won the third set, 25-17.

Ashley Smith led the team with seven kills while Zoe Hill and Rachel Langs each finished with six kills. Senior Allie Nelson inched closer to 1,100 career digs, recording a team-high 10 in the contest.

Kansas faces tournament-host UNLV at 2 p.m. Saturday to close out the Rebel Challenge.

Comments

Bville Hawk 3 weeks, 6 days ago

What to say? We have now been swept the last 3 matches and will be lucky to win a set against Baylor this coming Saturday. I listened to most of the match, I know Audri Suter and Jackie Mostrum got some playing time which is good, but couldn't tell from the broadcast if we are still frequently playing 3 freshman at a time. The way we are playing it isn't a stretch to think that maybe we have already won our last match of the year.

I'll keep harping on this, why isn't Camryn Ennis playing full time, 6 positions, as our primary setter. She proved herself last year as our primary setter before she got hurt. Ennis is our most versatile player. Now is the time for Ennis and Sara Nielsen to basically trade places. Our next 3 matches are probably going to be one sided losses (Baylor at home, then at ISU and at OU). After that we have several matches in which we should be competitive. Let's give Ennis the next several weeks to get settled back in as full time setter and see how we are playing.

To continue on with the current plan is the definition of insanity (more or less!)

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