Wildcats Look to End OU Skid
Wildcats Look to End OU Skid
The last time these two teams met
K-State is hoping to stay among the conference leaders as the midway point is approaching in league play. The Wildcats are currently in third with a traffic jam just behind them at fifth. A win for the Wildcats would improve them to 3-1 on the road in conference matches after beating
The Wildcats have dominated the series since the inception of the Big 12 Conference winning 17 of 24 matches against
K-State has won 11 matches against
On the Airwaves
Saturday’s match will be broadcast on 1350 KMAN with KMAN’s Rob Voelker with calling the action. Fans can also hear the match on the station’s Web site www.1350kman.com.
On the Web
Live stats for Saturday’s match will be available through www.soonersports.com.
Scouting the Sooners
The loss to
The Sooners have played five ranked opponents so far this season and two receiving votes. The Wildcats will be the sixth ranked opponent faced by the Sooners. With the double round robin format in the Big 12 and Baylor now receiving votes, that number will increase even more.
Hurricane season forced the Sooners to juggle its nonconference schedule around this year after the cancellation of a tournament in
In their last match, the Sooners had their lowest hitting percentage on the season as
Bridget Laplante is the leader for the Sooner squad as she is third in kills (2.31 kps) and second in digs (3.13 dps) on the team. She has six double-doubles on the year and strung together three in a row before coming up one dig short against
The Sooners most consistent offensive threat is Francie Ekwerekwu averaging 2.78 kps and hitting at a .301 clip. She also is one of the team’s leading blockers at 0.78 per set. Chrissy Disarro leads the Sooners in blocks and service aces on the year while Caitlin Higgins proves to be a versatile player like Laplante averaging 2.50 kps and 2.78 dps.
The Sooners have struggled to get into a rhythm in Big 12 play hitting just .166 as a team compared to their opponents’ .245.
Catching Up with the Cats
The Wildcats held off the Missouri Tigers in their last match on Wednesday after seeing all four sets decided by two or three points. K-State held large leads in the final two sets of the match before
Senior Rita Liliom again reached double digits in kills to tally at least 10 in every match this season. She also marked her sixth double-double on the year with 15 kills and 13 digs. Two other teammates joined her with double-doubles. Jenny Jantsch had 10 kills and a season-high 15 digs while Soriana Pacheco had 38 assists and also a season-high 10 digs. Every time Jantsch has reached double digits in kills she has marked a double-double and K-State has won.
Libero Lauren Mathewson had one of her best matches of the season against
The Wildcats responded from having one of their worst defensive performances of the season against