Postgame Notes

Aug. 24, 2012

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No. 22 K-State (1-0)2525253
UC Irvine1018120

Ahearn Field House – Manhattan, Kan.

Miscellaneous Notes
• The Wildcats are now 116-45 (.720) in Ahearn Field House under Head Coach Suzie Fritz… K-State has had a losing record in home matches only once during her tenure.
• K-State is 718-573-12 all-time since 1974.
• The Wildcats have won 6 consecutive home matches.
• Friday’s contest was the third meeting between K-State and UC Irvine… K-State
is now 2-1 against the Anteaters and 8-11 against teams from the Big West Conference… Fritz is 6-4 against teams from the Big West.
• The Wildcats record in home openers under Fritz is now 12-0
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Friday night consisted of senior setter  Caitlyn Donahue,
junior defensive specialist Tristan McCarty,  senior opposite Kathleen Ludwig,  junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek,  senior libero Kuulei Kabalis,  junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger and junior outside hitter Courtney Traxson … This is the first time K-State has used this line-up this season.

Team Notes
• K-State hit .276 percent for the match (40-11-105)
• K-State is ranked No. 22 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll… The Wildcats are now 198-90 (.688) when playing as a ranked team.

Individual Notes
Lilla Porubek led the team in kills 10… Last time she led the Wildcats in kills was November 23, 2011 at home against Kansas with 26… She posted a career-high hitting percentage at .571.
Caitlyn Donahue achieved her 34th career 10+ dig match and recorded her 27th career double-double with 30 assists and 12 digs.
Alex Muff led the team in blocks with 6. She led the team in blocks, 13 out of the 32 games she played last season.