Veterans Propel White to Sweep in Purple/White Scrimmage

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – In its final tune-up before the start of the 2016 regular season, the Kansas State volleyball team held its annual intrasquad Purple and White Scrimmage at Ahearn Field House Saturday night. Team White took all four sets of the exhibition match.

“When we were good, we felt like we were really good,” head coach Suzie Fritz said. “We were really focused on offense for this particular segment and for this particular scrimmage and I thought there were times our rhythm was pretty good. If you listen to any coach talk at the beginning of a season, they’re going to talk about lack of consistency. And I feel like that’s where we are at.

“I thought [Kylee] Zumach had a good night,” Fritz added. “Sarah Dixon, that was her best set location that she’s had thus far.”

Zumach finished the night with 15 digs and a match-best 13 kills, registering the only double-double for the Wildcats. The redshirt sophomore missed most of the 2015 season with a knee injury.

Dixon, a transfer from the University of Arizona, tallied 22 assists for Purple.

Senior setter Katie Brand led all players with 46 assists for Team White, including 12 in the first set which contributed to a .500 hitting percentage in the opening frame. White finished the night hitting at a .320 clip.

Junior right-side hitter Bryna Vogel paced all Wildcats with 16 digs and to go along with four block assists, helping contain Purple to just a -.008 attack percentage.

Sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Schultejans added 13 kills while playing for both sides.

K-State will continue its preparations before officially beginning the 2016 season at the Wahine Invitational Aug. 26-28 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Wildcats will face Arizona Friday before squaring off with No. 6 Hawaii on Saturday and No. 4 Wisconsin Sunday.