September 11, 2021
Kansas freshman Caroline Bien (14) swings at a ball during the Jayhawks sweep of Kent State on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
Even as he watched his Kansas volleyball team steadily improve before his eyes as the postseason drew near, head coach Ray Bechard thought the Jayhawks were only playing “OK” offensively. Then came a breakthrough performance at Creighton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Kansas volleyball team’s nine-match winning streak came to an end Saturday afternoon, when the Jayhawks were swept by Iowa State at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
Kansas freshman Caroline Bien recorded double-digit kills in three straight matches to lead the Kansas volleyball team to three sweeps in taking the Kansas Invitational crown over the weekend. By Matt Tait