K-State Sweeps Away Texas Tech Wednesday

GAME RECAP

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K-STATE
WILDCATS
13-4 (2-2 Big 12)

NR
TEXAS TECH
RED RAIDERS
10-9 (0-4 Big 12)

LEADERS:
Bryna Vogel: 12 kills, .478%, 6 digs
Katie Brand: 40 assists, 7 digs
Kersten Kober: 18 digs

LEADERS:
Lauren Douglass: 10 kills, .368%,
Toni McDougald: 6 kills, 2 digs
Marguerite Grubb: 28 assists, 11 digs

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5
K-State 25 25 25 -- --
Texas Tech 18 19 20 -- --

LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior opposite Bryna Vogel recorded a match-high 12 kills with just a single error to lead the Kansas State volleyball team to a sweep (25-18, 25-19, 25-20) of Big 12 rival Texas Tech Wednesday night at United Supermarkets Arena. The win is K-State’s fifth straight over TTU.

“All the hitters were rolling tonight,” said Vogel after the match. “[Texas Tech’s] blockers couldn’t key on any one of us so it really opened up seams for me and all of us.”

K-State (13-4, 2-2 Big 12) used a 9-3 run midway through the opening set before finishing off the game scoring seven of the final 10 points, earning a 25-18 win. Redshirt sophomore Kylee Zumach recorded five kills of her nine kills in the set and hit (.444), while outside hitter Brooke Sassin and Vogel tossed in four kills apiece.

Texas Tech (10-9, 0-4) was within a point at 19-18 late in the second set before the Wildcats, fueled by Sassin, ended the set on a 6-1 run. Sassin added five more kills in the set and would finish the match with 11.

The Cats never trailed in the final frame as they hit .500 (16k-4e-24ta) with a lead as big as six points. Vogel added four more kills in the set and ended the match hitting .478 (12k-1e-23ta), her sixth match this season breaking the .400 mark.

Overall, K-State hit .308 (46k-13-107) while holding Tech to a .168 (37k-19e-107) attack percentage. It is the third time this season the Cats have eclipsed the .300 threshold.

Redshirt senior setter Katie Brand handed out 40 assists and dug seven balls. Senior libero Kersten Kober recorded a match-high 18 digs. Kober has reached double-figure digs in 14 of 17 matches this season.

Three Wildcats hit over .300 in the match – Vogel (.478), Zumach (.368) and Katie Reininger (.333).

K-State returns home to Ahearn Field House as it welcomes TCU for a 1 p.m., match. The Horned Frogs are 10-5 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12. The match is part of the Wildcat Weekend, as fans can attend the match for just $3 with a K-State football ticket. The match will be broadcast world-wide on K-StateHD.TV and can also be heard on local radio at 1350 KMAN.

NOTES

·         K-State now leads the all-time series with Texas Tech 35-10 and have now won the last five in the series.

·         The victory was head coach Suzie Fritz’s 160th in Big 12 play in her career.

·         Fritz is now 27-4 vs. Texas Tech and 13-3 against the Red Raiders in Lubbock.

·         K-State recorded five service aces in the match compared to just one for TTU. Sassin finished with a pair and has now picked up an ace in four of the last five matches.

·         Sassin has registered double-digit kills in four of the last five matches and has done so in 11 matches this season.

·         Vogel reached 10 or more kills for the ninth time this year.