Wildcats Continue Preparing for World University Games

June 24, 2013

World University Games Headquarters

Preparations continue for the World University Games and the Kansas State volleyball team, and the Wildcats have completed a pair of scrimmages with the KC Havoc, a semipro team out of Kansas City.

K-State defeated the Havoc 3-1 in last week’s scrimmage held at Ahearn Field House after dropping the first set as the team worked through differences and intricacies of international rules for the Games in Russia in July.

Coach Suzie Fritz and her team used the scrimmages with KC Havoc to get experience with a limit of only six substitutions per set instead of 15 and extra technical timeouts at 8 and 16 points in each set.

“We appreciate the Havoc players and staff for their efforts in helping us prepare for the World University Games,” Fritz said. “These two scrimmages have been very helpful in preparing us for the differences in protocol and rules for the international play we will see in Russia.”

The team has just under two weeks left to continue practicing for the World University Games where K-State will be representing the United States after receiving an invitation to compete at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The team will leave July 4 for Russia with opening ceremonies on July 6 and competition starting for volleyball on the eighth.

Fans wanting to follow the team’s training and other news on the World University Games can visit the team’s WUG headquarters at kstatesports.com.