K-State Completes Season with Senior Night

Nov. 29, 2013

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For six seniors, Saturday's match against No. 25 Iowa State is more than the season finale. It is the final match of their careers at K-State.

The group of six Wildcats, which includes Courtney Cook, Dakota Kaufman, Tristan McCarty, Kaitlynn Pelger, Lilla Porubek and Courtney Traxson, come from as far as the capital of Hungary (Porubek is from Budapest) to as close as the capital of Wildcat nation (McCarty is from Manhattan).

The six seniors represent 874 kills (67% of the team's total), 753 digs (51%), 255 blocks (49%) and 65 aces (55%) of this season's totals.

The group has helped K-State accumulate two NCAA Tournament appearances, four All-Big 12 honors, 11 Academic All-Big 12 nods and three AVCA Academic Team awards. Also, the six have led the Wildcats to 72 wins since 2010. On Saturday, they look to make it 73.

K-State is 9-2 at home this season, including three straight home wins entering Saturday (all of which were sweeps). With one more win, the Wildcats would have at least 10 home victories in three straight seasons.

Iowa State has beaten K-State in 10 of the last 11 meetings. The one win, though, was last year's matchup in Manhattan. The Wildcats swept the then-#22 Cyclones, 25-15, 27-25, 25-17.

Fans can purchase tickets for Senior Night with several deals. All K-State faculty and staff receive $1 tickets by showing their school ID. Also available is the Wildcat 4 Pack, which includes four general admission tickets and four hot dogs, chips and soda, for $34.

For fans out of the area, tune into K-StateHD.TV or listen on KMAN 1350, with Rob Voelker calling the action. Live stats will be available on k-statesports.com and updates on Twitter will be provided by @kstate_gameday.

Notes: Kaitlynn Pelger moved into second place on K-State's career points list after tallying 13 at TCU on Wednesday. Pelger now ranks in the program's top 10 for career lists in kills, blocks, aces, sets played and points ... Tristan McCarty has played in 435 sets in her career, tied with Pelger for seventh on K-State's all-time list ... Courtney Traxson and Dakota Kaufman have established career-highs in kills this season with 244 and 193, respectively ... Katie Brand's 26 aces this season are the most by a K-State setter since 2008.

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#25 Iowa State (18-8, 11-4 Big 12) at K-State (17-11, 5-10 Big 12)
7 pm in Ahearn Field House

All-time series: Iowa State leads 46-37
Last meeting: Iowa state won 3-0 on Oct. 9

Series Notes: Nine of the last 10 meetings have been decided in straight sets ... K-State has lost 10 of the last 11 meetings.