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Saturday, October 17, 2020

KU volleyball suffers three-set loss to Oklahoma

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The Kansas volleyball team dropped its second consecutive match to Oklahoma with a three-set loss Saturday afternoon at McCasland Field House. The Jayhawks are now 1-7 on the year, while the Sooners improved to 2-4.

Kansas jumped out to a five-point lead in each of the first two sets, but was unable to maintain that early momentum against Oklahoma. The Sooners recorded a 28-26 win in the first set and netted a 25-22 victory in the second set. OU won a back-and-forth battle in the third set by 25-20 margin.

“We jumped out to leads and we didn’t protect them,” KU coach Ray Bechard said in a team release. “We will get back to work Monday and this team will be intent on getting better with the opportunity to flip a few of those close games.”

KU’s attack was led by Ayah Elnady, who finished with eight kills and two aces. Anezka Szabo finished with six kills and three blocks, while Caroline Crawford and Rachel Langs tied for the team lead with four blocks each.

Kansas will travel to TCU for a two-match slate next week. The first match will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Comments

Chris Condren 1 week, 3 days ago

It seems like years ago the KU dominated the conference but now we know those teams were built by a very capable assistant coach who has moved on. Now we are back to losing which the standard set by the bosses within the KUAD. Despite having a brand new facility in and fans that will buy up every available ticket the KUAD is content to allow this program to be driven into ruin. This team will be very lucky to win at most two more matches this season.

Layne Pierce 1 week, 3 days ago

Will this team win any of those close matches? Better question is what has this coaching staff done to enable them to do so?

I though we were rebuilding last year and now we are rebuilding again this year. Starting to sound like KU football. What a shame to have a wonderful new facilities and a load of talent, and not produce anything out of it.

RCJH

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