Notes: No. 23 K-State Looks to Bounce Back at Baylor

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Match #27
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center

Baylor (Road #10)
Saturday, Nov. 15 - 7 p.m.
Series: K-State leads, 25-13
Last Meeting: Baylor won, 3-2 (13-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12), on Sept. 27, 2014 in Manhattan
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AT A GLANCE
No. 23 K-State, in the midst of its longest losing streak since 2012, will look to recover from Wednesday's loss vs. Kansas when it takes on Baylor in Waco on Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
The Wildcats, which lost in straight sets to the Jayhawks, are on a three-match losing streak, their longest since they lost four straight to end the 2012 season.
Baylor, which is in the middle of a four-match homestand, won its match earlier this week against TCU but has lost two of its last three contests.
K-State lost to Baylor in five sets in the first meeting of the season on Sept. 27 in Manhattan.
The Wildcats are in a tie for third with Kansas in the Big 12 standings, trailing Oklahoma by one match, while Baylor is seventh.

APPROACHING RECORD TERRITORY
Kylee Zumach led K-State with 14 kills in the match vs. Kansas, giving her a team-best 351 kills on the season.
The outside hitter's 351 kills are the fourth-most ever by a Wildcat freshman as she passed Mary Kinsey (348 in 1984) on Wednesday.
Zumach already holds the rally-scoring era record for most kills by a freshman in a season.
The overall K-State record for kills by a freshman is 376, set by Cari Jensen in 2000.
Liz Wegner (370, 1998) and Abbie Brown (374, 1996) are also ahead of Zumach on the list.
Zumach is averaging 3.66 kills/set in overall matches, which is the third-best mark in the Big 12.
In conference-only matches, Zumach is fifth in the Big 12 with 3.72 kills/set.
Zumach has double-digit kills in 21 matches this season, including in each of the last five contests.

WITH THE ASSIST
Katie Brand had 34 assists against Kansas on Wednesday, giving her 1,079 assists this season.
The redshirt sophomore is now ninth in the K-State record book for career assists with 2,135.
Brand needs seven more assists to tie Leslie Kull (1986-89) for eighth on the all-time list.
Brand is averaging 11.24 assists/set this season, which is the second-best mark in the Big 12 and 18th-best in NCAA Division I.
Over the last six matches, Brand is averaging 12.0 assists/set, as well as 1.13 kills/set, 2.22 digs/set and 0.70 blocks/set.

DOUBLE DOUBLE
While Brand has piloted the K-State offense to a .248 hitting percentage this season, which would be the highest by K-State since 2008, the setter has also recorded 16 double-doubles.
Brand, who is tied with Baylor's Andie Malloy for the Big 12 lead in double-doubles, has two double-doubles in the last five matches, with the last being on Nov. 7 at #5 Texas.
Brand is tied for sixth in K-State history with 16 double-doubles in a season, which are the most since Caitlyn Donahue also had 16 in 2011.
With her next double-double, Brand would tie Devon Ryning (1997) for fifth on K-State's list of most double-doubles in a campaign.
Brand also has 27 career double-doubles.

CHIP OFF THE OL' BLOCK
K-State, which is second in the Big 12 and 13th in the nation with 2.92 blocks/set, has four different players with 75 or more blocks this season -- the only team in the Big 12 to stake that claim.
Prior to this season, the last time K-State had four players with 75 blocks was 2007, which is the same year the Wildcats set the program record with 357.5 total blocks as a team.
K-State is 11th in the country with 280.5 total blocks this year.

HEATING UP
Katie Reininger notched her ninth double-digit kill effort on Wednesday vs. Kansas, totaling 10 kills on 16 errorless attempts for a .625 clip.
It was the third straight match in which Reininger hit above .333 as the middle blocker has a combined .455 (23k-3e-44a) hitting percentage over the three-match stretch.
Wednesday also marked the first time all season Reininger went errorless in a match.
The redshirt sophomore is hitting .293 in Big 12 play, which is the ninth-best clip in the conference entering Saturday.
In her last five matches, Reininger is averaging 2.6 kills/set (52k/20s).

ALL AROUND
Chelsea Keating, who had seven kills and six digs on Wednesday vs. Kansas, has been all over the court in the month of November.
In the last four matches, the redshirt senior is averaging 2.73 kills/set, 3.07 digs/set, 0.93 blocks/set and 0.13 aces/set.
Since November 1, Keating is second on the team in kills (41) -- hitting .299 -- and digs (46) while she is third in blocks (14).
Keating enters this weekend's action as the only player in the Big 12 with 175+ kills, 200+ digs, 75+ blocks and 25+ aces.

NICE DIGS
Kersten Kober had double-digit digs for the fifth straight match on Wednesday as the sophomore is averaging 3.9 digs/set over the stretch.
Kober, who had 17 digs vs. Kansas, has 17 or more digs in three of the last four matches, with two of those efforts coming in three-set contests.
The libero has 19 matches with 10+ digs this year and three with 20+ digs.
Her 359 digs this season are the most by a Wildcat since 2011 (Kuulei Kablis, 478).

2015 RECRUITING CLASS
K-State announced its 2015 recruiting class earlier this week, which includes outside hitter Alyssa Schultejans (Silver Lake, Kansas) and middle blocker Macy Flowers (Chanute, Kansas).
Schultejans, named an Under Armour High School Second Team All-American this year, holds the Kansas state record for all high school levels with 1,985 career kills.
Schultejans led Silver Lake High School to back-to-back 3A state championships over the last two seasons.
She was also named the Class 3A Player of the Year in 2013 and first team all-state in 2012 and 2013.
Flowers was named an Under Armour High School All-American Honorable Mention after she tallied 509 kills on a .386 hitting percentage and 219 digs for Chanute High School this year.
Flowers was named first team all-state for Class 4A-Division I in 2013 after she helped lead Chanute to a third-place finish at the state tournament with 413 kills and 113 blocks over the course of the season.

FIGHTING FOR FIVE
This season's five-set loss to Baylor is the only defeat in five sets for K-State this year as the Wildcats are 5-1 in such contests.
The six five-set matches are the Wildcats' most since playing in nine (8-1) in 2011.
The six five-set matches are also tied for the most among Big 12 teams (Oklahoma, 2-4, and Texas Tech, 5-1).
Since the start of the 2011 season, K-State is 21-2 in five-set matches.
Both of the losses over the four-year stretch are to Baylor (Oct. 29, 2011 in Waco).
The last five-set win for K-State against Baylor was on Oct. 25, 2008 in Waco.

AT THE POLLS
K-State dropped to No. 23 in the latest AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, down from last week's No. 22 ranking.
The Wildcats have been ranked for five consecutive weeks, topping out at No. 22.
K-State is one three Big 12 teams in this week's poll, led by No. 5 Texas and No. 24 Oklahoma.
The Wildcats have been ranked in the AVCA Coaches Poll 170 times in program history and 124 times under head coach Suzie Fritz.

IN THE RPI
K-State moved back one spot to No. 16 in this week's RPI rankings, as released by the NCAA.
The Wildcats are the second highest ranked Big 12 team in the RPI, trailing No. 4 Texas.
K-State holds a 10-6 record against the top-100 (4 wins vs. top-50) and its five losses are against a team ranked No. 58 or higher.

BAYLOR SERIES
K-State leads the all-time series against Baylor, 25-13.
The Wildcats dropped the first meeting of the season between the two programs, a five-set defeat at home on Sept. 27.
K-State has lost two of the last three matches against Baylor.
Since 2009, K-State is 1-4 at Baylor.
All-time, the Wildcats are 10-8 against the Bears in Waco.
K-State's last win at Baylor was on Sept. 29, 2012 (3-1).
The Wildcats own the advantage in the series since 2011, holding a 4-3 record vs. Baylor.