Cats Split Four Sets vs. Minnesota

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The K-State volleyball team split its four sets against Minnesota on Saturday in a scrimmage held at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. The Wildcats won the first and third sets, 25-19 and 25-20, while losing the second and fourth, 18-25 and 16-25.

Rising redshirt junior Katie Reininger led the way with 12 kills, hitting .257 (12k-3e-35att). Outside hitters Brooke Sassin and Kylee Zumach also reached double-figures in kills with 10 apiece. Sassin notched a double-double as she had 12 digs to go with her 10 kills.

Rising junior Kersten Kober paced the Wildcats with 13 digs while Mattie Batchelder added eight digs and two aces. Batchelder's pair of aces matched Sassin for the team lead.

Over all four sets, K-State hit .158 with 55 kills on 171 attempts and 28 errors. Minnesota, meanwhile, had a .188 attack percentage on 48 kills, 20 errors and 149 attempts.

The scrimmage culminated a day of training with the Golden Gophers at Simpson College.

The Wildcats will wrap up their spring slate of scrimmages this Saturday in Nebraska. K-State will start the day playing at Nebraska-Kearney before taking on Nebraska in Grand Island at 6 p.m.