Wednesday, October 2, 2019

KU volleyball drops road match at Iowa State


In its second Big 12 matchup of the season, Kansas suffered a 3-0 loss (25-23, 25-20, 25-18) at Iowa State Wednesday night inside Hilton Coliseum.

KU's best chance at a victory came in the first set when the team led by a 22-21 margin before ISU scored four of the final five points to win the set. The Cyclones were then in control for much of the night after in their sweep of the Jayhawks.

Kansas got a strong performance from freshman Morgan Christon, who finished with a career-high 14 kills on the night. Junior Sara Nielsen finished with a team-best 28 assists in the loss.

KU will travel to Oklahoma at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Bville Hawk 2 years, 7 months ago

And we have now lost 18 of our last 19 sets played and are on a 6 match losing streak. Just when I thought she wasn't going to play in a second consecutive game our coach puts Camryn Ennis in to serve one point at 19-22 in the 3rd set and then promptly takes her out.

I'd like to say I wish I knew what our coaches are thinking but it's becoming pretty obvious that they aren't thinking at all, just grasping at straws now and continuing to make the same mistakes they have made all season long. Definition of insanity.

Layne Pierce 2 years, 7 months ago

No Ennis until 3rd set. Team played a little bit better, but only because Morgan Chiston played out of her mind, the rest of the team was simply not competitive. We barely had a hitting percentage over .100, and that was again only because of Chiston's 14 kills and .290 hitting percentage.

This team cannot defend, makes too many mistakes, and simply does not seem to have a way to win. Honestly, why not play Ennis and Nielsen together as setters. If recruits are watching this team, there is no way they want to come and be part of this.

VanDriel and Hickman have been put in bad situations and they are starting to lose confidence. Ennis is not being used. Oh I get it, Bechard knows she is going to transfer, so why play her. Carrier, she should be playing more. I seriously think that Hickman should be converted into Middle Blocker, she simply cannot get kills down. Match after match she is set up and the other team returns or blocks her shots. Maybe she would do better in the middle.

This group of recruits was highly ranked, but now it all looks pretty phony. All of the experience that Ennis got last year, the success that the team had when she was the primary setter, the blocks she made, the digs she had, her service, her blocks, everything that she brings is simply being wasted this year, and it just makes me sick.

Frankly the future of the program is in question. Harsh words, but the coach himself led us to believe that we could compete for top 3 or 4 spots in the conference, really? How? we are down in every statistical category compared to last year's 15-12 team. We are last in the conference in nearly every statistical category. We have lost 6 matches in a row. We have one 1 set in our last 6 matches. We have not beaten a top 5 conference school yet this year. Take Hill and Smith and Allie Nelson away next year and Ennis transfers, and heaven help us.


Layne Pierce 2 years, 7 months ago


What do you think about changing some positions around? Move Carrier to outside? Do you also see that Hickman is struggling?

Bville Hawk 2 years, 7 months ago

Agree with everything you say. It seems that everyone is struggling (except for Ennis because she's not playing). I think the coaches need to be changing a lot of things around, but they seem to be too stubborn or clueless to make drastic moves.

This is such a disappointing season, such a waste.

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