Cats Named to All-Tournament Team; Korobkova MVP

WICHITA, Kan. After going 3-0 in the Best Western Shocker Volleyball Classic and earning the tournament championship, three Kansas State members were named to the All-Tournament Team on Sunday. Junior Nataly Korobkova was honored as the most valuable player of the event, while Megan Farr and Angie Lastra were recognized as members of the tournament squad.

 

In her debut as a Wildcat, Korobkova stormed onto the scene against No. 14 Cal Poly. She finished her first match in Purple and White with a double-double, knocking down 26 kills and 11 digs. In her first game alone as a Wildcat, the Russia native struck with eight total kills on .400 hitting. During the match versus Wichita State, the junior transfer tallied 19 kills and 12 digs, marking her second double-double of her fresh KSU career.

 

Junior Farr, a Manhattan, Kan., native, finished the first match of the season with 10 total blocks (one solo, nine block assists) to set a new career match high. She added nine kills on .346 hitting in the defeat of the ranked Mustangs. She improved her hitting percentage during the North Texas contest, notching 7 kills on 11 attempts (.545 hitting) and finished with double-digit kills against the Shockers with 10. She also had a team high two solo blocks on WSU to total seven blocks on the night.

 

Senior Lastra had a career marker in her first action of the season against Cal Poly as she dished out 24 digs, bringing her to a tie with Laura Downey in the K-State history books with 21 matches of 20 or more digs. She led in digs each of the two Saturday matches as well, having 12 against North Texas and 19 versus Wichita State. The product of Carolina, Puerto Rico, also tallied three service aces to bring her career total to 121 and sixth all-time in Wildcat history for career aces.

 

Kansas State finished the tournament with a 3-0 record, while Cal Poly ended 2-1 after sweeping both Wichita State and North Texas. The Shockers ended their home tourney with a 1-2 record. Jaclyn Houston and Ali Waller of Cal Poly and Wichita State’s Sara Lungren and Emily Stockman rounded out the All-Tournament Team.