It would be pretty easy for Kansas to overlook West Virginia in tonight’s home volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. After all, the Jayhawks have a 19-4 record, including 7-2 in Big 12 play. The 8-16 Mountaineers have lost 10 straight matches and are 0-10 in Big 12 play. But sophomore outside hitter Sara McClinton said [...]
Kansas played Kansas State University Wildcats Wednesday Oct 17 in Lawrence, KS. There were four sets played and Kansas won 3-1. The scores were 26-28, 25-15, 28-26 and 25-20.
Senior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree knows this is the match people will care about, even after the season ends. “That’s the matchup people ask about, ‘Did you beat K-State this year, did you beat them twice, did you beat them here?’” Tolefree said. “It’s a pride thing, just being able to say you beat your [...]
The biggest sporting event for the University of Kansas this week is not taking place in Oklahoma on Saturday. And no, there is nothing going on at Allen Fieldhouse that requires your immediate attention either. This week, today in particular, is about the 17-3 Kansas volleyball team — a team currently on pace to have [...]
Despite leading late in sets two and three, the Kansas volleyball team couldn’t avoid being swept by the Texas Longhorns Friday night in Austin, Tex. The match marked Kansas’s first conference loss this season, while Texas has yet to lose a set in conference play. Kansas led the third set, 23-20, and looked like they [...]
For the fourth time in six matches, the Kansas volleyball team survived a five-set match, defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 3-2. But for the first time this season, the Jayhawks had to scramble to make it to five sets last night in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma dominated Kansas in sets two and three, winning 25-21 and 25-13. [...]
The Baylor Bears recorded 10 more blocks than Kansas Saturday night, but it was one of the Jayhawks’ three blocks that sealed their 10th-straight home victory this year. The Jayhawks led the fifth set 11-8 when redshirt junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc and junior setter Erin McNorton teamed for Kansas’ first block since the first [...]
Despite losing the opening set for only the second time this season, the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks moved to 3-0 in conference play for the first time in school history with a 3-1 victory over West Virginia Wednesday night. In the first set, the Jayhawks appeared to lack focus in their first trip to Morgantown, [...]
Coach Ray Bechard isn’t fooled by West Virginia’s 8-9 record. The Mountaineers still pose a threat to the Jayhawks with a record of 7-2 at home, where they will host the Kansas volleyball team tonight at 5:30 p.m. Bechard said along with their winning home record, the Mountaineers are also dangerous because they are excited [...]
Just like last season, the Kansas volleyball team rolled through their nonconference schedule with only a couple of minor hiccups. The difference this year is the team believes it can translate that momentum into a successful conference season. “I think we’ve always had a good team, but I think that this year we truly believe [...]
For the second straight week, the Kansas Volleyball team refused to wilt when pushed to five sets on their home court. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the decisive fifth set against No. 19 Iowa State, and after the Cyclones closed the margin to 13-9, senior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree put Kansas [...]
Kansas faced off against #19 seed Iowa State and won 3-2 Wednesday night Sept 26.
When Kansas coach Ray Bechard described upcoming opponent Iowa State, he could have been describing his own team. “Their libero and their setter are premier players in our league,” Bechard said. “Got good balance. They played an extremely difficult schedule and their program over the last few years has represented our league as well as [...]
Behind a balanced performance both offensively and defensively, the Kansas volleyball team swept the Texas Tech Red Raiders Saturday night to begin Big 12 play 1-0. Defensively, three Jayhawks recorded six block assists, and three more had at least 10 digs. Kansas outblocked Texas Tech 14-2, which helped leave Tech with a .080 hitting percentage [...]
The Kansas volleyball team led Creighton 2-0 when the Bluejays stormed back to take the third and fourth sets — and all the momentum. It seemed that for the second straight match, Kansas would blow an early lead and keep coach Ray Bechard stuck at 949 career victories. The Jayhawks would have none of that. [...]
The Kansas volleyball team will host the Creighton Bluejays Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in their final match before conference play begins. The Bluejays enter the match, which will be televised on Metro Sports, with a 10-1 record, and they are already 2-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Their only loss came to then No. 21 [...]