Ray Bechard couldn’t hide his emotions. As he walked to the media tables following No. 11 KU volleyball’s match against Oklahoma, the coach's eyes were fixed on the floor. He shook his head, wearing an expression bordering on despondence. What he saw was unacceptable. By Scott Chasen
Madison Rigdon recorded 14 kills and the Kansas volleyball team rolled past Texas Tech on Saturday for a straight-set victory (25-22, 25-18, 25-14) at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
The Kansas volleyball team earned its program-record fourth win of the season against a ranked opponent, cruising past No. 24-ranked Baylor (25-14, 25-22, 25-14) on Wednesday at Ferrell Center.
It’s always better to win than lose. It feels better. Your supporters head home happy. Your confidence soars. It always beats losing. Always.
It was still early enough, but Kansas couldn’t afford to let Texas off the hook. By Scott Chasen
When Ainise Havili checked the record books as a freshman, that number — 4,772 — never really seemed within reach. By Scott Chasen
Kansas’ volleyball team improved to 5-0 in the Big 12 with a 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night in Norman, Okla.
For the second time this season, Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili was named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week, announced Monday.
After a pair of intense, hard-fought matches to open Big 12 play, No. 11 Kansas volleyball wasn’t letting this one go five sets — or four, for that matter. By Scott Chasen
Moments removed from an improbable comeback against a ranked opponent, KU volleyball coach Ray Bechard couldn’t help but laugh — four times to be exact. By Scott Chasen
After setting up her teammates all day, Ainise Havili nearly took one out of the game. Or perhaps it was the other way around. By Scott Chasen
When Kansas volleyball's Patricia Montero this August suffered a season-ending knee injury for the second time in three years, the sophomore from Puerto Rico didn't think things could get any worse. And then they did. By Matt Tait
After suffering a five-set loss to Santa Clara on Friday night, the Kansas volleyball team bounced back Saturday afternoon with a four-set victory over Idaho (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24) to conclude nonconference play at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, Calif.
After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.
Posting 15 kills against Purdue, Madison Rigdon became the 16th player in KU volleyball history to record 1,000 career kills, yet her demeanor didn't show it at all. By Scott Chasen