Postgame Notes

Sept. 27, 2012

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No. 15 K-State (14-1, 1-1)252525-3
West Virginia (8-8, 0-3)81917-0

Ahearn Field House – Manhattan, Kan.

Miscellaneous Notes
• The Wildcats are now 123-45 (.732) 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 13 consecutive home matches.
• Thursday’s contest was the 1st meeting between K-State and West Virginia… K-State is now 1-0 against the Mountaineers.… Fritz is 1-0 against the Mountaineers.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night consisted of senior setter  Caitlyn Donahue, senior middle blocker Alex Muff,  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 fourth time K-State has used this line-up this season… They are 4-0 with this group as starters.

Team Notes
• K-State hit .368 for the match (45-10-95).
• K-State is ranked No. 15 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll… The Wildcats are now 211-91 (.699) when playing as a ranked team.
• With the win, K-State has now beaten 12 of their opponents in straight sets… The last time the Wildcats posted this many in a season was in 2007 when the team had 15.
• K-State ended with 7 services aces… It is the second most this season.
• In the first set, the Wildcats held West Virginia to 8 points… The last time that K-State held an opponent in single digits in a non-shortened fifth set was September 13, 2008 when they held Cornell to nine in the third set… K-State has never held a conference opponent under 10 in the rally scoring era.
• K-State is now 8-4 in home conference opening matches under head coach Suzie Fritz.

Individual Notes
Kaitlynn Pelger led the team in kills with 13... She has led the team or tied for the lead nine times this season… This is also the ninth time that she has achieved 10+ kills in a match… She is now the 16th Wildcat player to achieve 1000 kills (1005).
Caitlyn Donahue had 38 assists and 11 digs... It is her 30th career double-double.
Dakota Kaufman ended the night with 6 kills... It is her 26th career 5+ kill match.
Tristan McCarty finished with 9 digs and 3 service aces… It is the most aces that she has had this season.