Kansas volleyball finished the Rebel Challenge against tournament-host UNLV, falling to the Rebels in four sets in Cox Pavilion.
In a hard-fought match between the two schools, each netted a victory in the first two sets with Kansas winning the second set by a 25-23 margin. After UNLV earned the first set (25-23), Kansas captured the second set thanks to seniors Ashley Smith and Zoe Hill recording the final two points when the match was tied at 23-23.
UNLV responded by taking the next two sets (25-23, 25-19) to win the match.
Kansas finished with three players in double-figure kills and were led by Smith who finished with 14. Rachel Langs logged 12 kills on the day, while Hill claimed 11. Allie Nelson finished with a team-best 19 digs and Sara Nielsen topped 40 assists for the third time this season with 41.
Kansas begins conference play against Baylor at 1 p.m. Saturday in Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.