Kansas Volleyball: No. 22 Kansas Sweeps Oklahoma and TCU

Kansas had two big conference matches this week in volleyball action. The No. 22 Jayhawks played their second matches against the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs.

On Wednesday, Kansas defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in three sets, 25-18, 29-27, 26-24. The Jayhawks held the Sooner offense to a .188 hitting efficiency and did not allow a single attacker to record double-digit kills.

The Jayhawks were led on offense by redshirt junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc. Jarmoc had a team-high of 16 kills. Kansas also got big offensive performances out of senior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree and sophomore outside hitters Chelsea Albers and Sara McClinton. Albers had a career-high 16 kills while Tolefree and McClinton both had 11 kills each.

The Jayhawks only recorded five team blocks compared to Oklahoma’s ten team block. Kansas’ leading blocker on the night was Albers with four. Brianne Riley also recorded 19 digs.

On Saturday, Kansas won their second match of the week against the TCU Horned Frogs. Just like the Oklahoma match, it only took Kansas three sets to defeat TCU, 25-18, 25-14, 25-17.

The Jayhawks broke a school record as nine players recorded a kill in the match and, with the win, the Jayhawks recorded their most wins in a season in school history since the Big 12 era.

Kansas was led again on offense by Jarmoc as she recorded 11 kills. Freshman outside hitter Tiana Dockery started for the first time against TCU and had 10 kills which is her sixth double-digit kill performance of the season.

Junior setter Erin McNorton dished out 34 assists while tying her career-highs in blocks (4) and aces (2). The Jayhawks had two players which double-digit digs. Juniors Brianne Riley and Jaime Mathieu recorded 14 and 13 digs, respectively.

After this week, Kansas is now 23-6 overall and 11-4 in the Big 12.

The next match for the Jayhawks will be on November 21st against the St. Louis Billikens. The game will take place in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Billikens are 10-19 overall and 4-10 in the Atlantic 10 conference.

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