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No. 22 K-State252527-3
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Ahearn Field House – Manhattan, Kan.

Miscellaneous Notes
• The Wildcats are now 120-45 (.727) in Ahearn Field House under Head Coach Suzie Fritz… K-State has had a losing record in home matches only once during her tenure.
• The Wildcats have won 10 consecutive home matches.
• Thursday’s contest was the 2nd meeting between K-State and St. Mary’s… K-State
is now 2-0 against the Gaels.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Thursday night consisted of senior setter  Caitlyn Donahue,
Junior defensive specialist Tristan McCarty,  senior opposite Kathleen Ludwig,  junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek, junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger, junior outside hitter Dakota Kaufman and senior libero Kuulei Kabalis … This is the second time K-State has used this line-up this season.

Team Notes
• K-State hit .247 for the match (39-15-97).
• K-State is ranked No. 22 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll… The Wildcats are now 205-90 (.695) when playing as a ranked team.
• K-State now has won 8 straight matches to start the season… It ties the best start in program history set in 2005 and 1988.
• K-State finished the game with 13 total blocks… It is the second-most this season trailing Wednesday’s 16 blocks... The Wildcats have already posted 10+ blocks three times.
• With the win, K-State has now beaten seven of their opponents in straight sets… This ties the total from last season.

Individual Notes
Lilla Porubek led the team in kills with 11... She has now recorded 34 career 10+ kill matches.
Caitlyn Donahue ended the night with 30 assists and 9 digs.
Tristan McCarty led the team in digs with 10... Her 14th career 10+ dig match.
Alex Muff led the team in blocks with 9… She has led the team in five games this season.
Dakota Kaufman ended the night with 7 kills… It is a new season high for her.
• Kathleen Ludwig  finished with 9 kills and a .600 attacking percentage along with 7 blocks.