Oct. 3, 2012
|No. 14 K-State (16-1, 3-1)||25||27||25||-||3|
|No. 22 Iowa State (8-6, 2-2)||15||25||17||-||0|
Ahearn Field House – Manhattan, Kan.
• The Wildcats are now 124-45 (.734) 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 14 consecutive home matches.
• Wednesday’s match was the first win for K-State over Iowa State since 2007, snapping an 8-0 run by the Cyclones…the Wildcats now lead the Big 12 era of the series 23-10.
• The Wildcats are now 13-0 on the season when leading 2-0 in a match.
• Wednesday’s starting lineup was senior setter Caitlyn Donahue, senior opposite Kathleen Ludwig, senior middle blocker Alex Muff, junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger, junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek, junior outside hitter Courtney Traxson and libero Kuulei Kabalis… It is the fourth time the Wildcats have used this lineup… K-State is 4-0 in those matches.
• K-State hit .417 for the match (46-6-96)… It marks the fifth time this season the Wildcats have hit at least .350… It also was the highest hitting percentage allowed by Iowa State this season, surpassing .343 hit by No. 19 Illinois.
• K-State is ranked No. 14 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll… The Wildcats are now 214-91 (.702) when playing as a ranked team.
• With the win, K-State has improved to 3-1 in conference play this season.
• K-State is now 3-0 against ranked opponents this season.
• With tonight’s win, this is the second time K-State has beaten three ranked opponents in the same season since 2003…During that season, the Wildcats beat Texas A&M when ranked No. 22 and No. 24 and also defeated No. 10 Nebraska twice.
• Kaitlynn Pelger led the team in kills with 16 and also had 9 digs…She has led the team or tied for the lead in kills 11 times this season… This is also the 11th time that she has achieved 10+ kills in a match this season.
• Caitlyn Donahue had 38 assists and 10 digs... It is her 32th career double-double and 6th this season.
• Lila Porubek finished the night with 10 kills…This is the 10th match this season of earning 10 kills or more in a match this season.
• Alex Muff had 8 kills in tonight’s match…This ties the second most kills she’s had this season…Her highest kill total was 11 against Denver University.