Cats Capture 6 of 8 sets vs. UMKC, Havoc

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Competing for the first time this spring, the K-State volleyball team played against UMKC and Havoc on Wednesday evening at UMKC, splitting a pair of contests while also winning a match, 2-0, against each team. Over a total of four scrimmages, the Wildcats captured six of the possible eight sets played. Of the eight sets, only two were decided by less than seven points.

Leading the Wildcats in their 2-0 win (25-17, 25-15) against Havoc was Brooke Sassin, who had nine kills while Sami Flattum and Bryna Vogel followed up with five kills each.

`Roos of UMKC were able to split the first two-set match against the Wildcats (25-27, 25-23), but in match number two, K-State handled the hosts, 25-11 and 25-8.

After losing the first set, 25-18, in match two against Havoc, the Wildcats were able to bounce back and take their third set against the group of former collegiate volleyball players, 25-13.

Nearly flawless against the Havoc block in the first match, the Wildcats had just one of their attacks stuffed while they out-hit the opposition, .216-.044. `Cat blockers, meanwhile, had seven blocks and forced Havoc into 10 attack errors.

Heading into next week, the Wildcats will prepare for the K-State Spring Invitational also held at UMKC on Saturday, April 11 starting at 9 a.m.