Nov 10, 2012; Lubbock, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks mascot on the sidelines during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT

Kansas Volleyball: Kansas Season Ends in Round 2 Loss to Shockers


The Kansas Jayhawks volleyball team season ended in 3-1 set loss to Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The host Jayhawks won the first set of the match, 25-23, then dropped the next three beginning with a 25-16 victory for the Shockers in the second. Wichita State then won the next two sets, 25-19, and 25-21. Sophomore Sara McLinton led the way for the host Jayhawks, in posting 18 kills. Brianne Riley accounted for 23 digs, while Caroline Jarmoc, and Catherine Carmichael finished with double-digit kills.

Kansas won a close first set that went back and forth. Key blocks by Jarmoc and McNorton helped key the finishing point for the Jayhawks. Wichita State took control immediately in the second set, jumping on Kansas, 22-10. The third and fourth sets were more like the first set, when neither team held much of an advantage until the end when the visiting team grabbed control.

Kansas finished the season with their best record ever, 26-7. Wichita State improved to 24-9 on the year. The Shockers were keyed by Ashley Andrande who totaled 18 kills and a great hit % of .439.

 

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