Wildcats End Spring with Five-Set Match against Minnesota

INDIANOLA, Iowa – In its final spring competition, K-State played a five-set scrimmage against Minnesota in Indianola, Iowa on Saturday, taking the first two sets before falling in an extended five-set contest to the Golden Gophers (26-28, 19-25, 26-24, 25-21, 27-25).

The Wildcats had four different attackers reach double digits in kills, led by Alyssa Schultejans and Brooke Sassin who both had 15. Schultejans turned in her 15 kills on a .262 hitting percentage (4 errors, 42 attacks) while Sassin hit .250 (5 errors, 40 attacks) and added nine digs and two aces.

Kylee Zumach, who had 12 kills on 39 swings as well as eight digs, matched Sassin for the team lead in aces.

Bryna Vogel notched a double-double as the rising junior contributed 13 kills and 17 digs. She also added an ace.

Kersten Kober evened Vogel’s dig total with 17 to match her for the team lead. Devan Fairfield and Mattie Batchelder, meanwhile, had eight and six digs, respectively.

Katie Brand directed the offense to a .222 hitting efficiency (75k-30e-202att) and chipped in seven kills and 15 digs.

Minnesota out-killed K-State, 77-75 – hitting .290 – and out-blocked the Wildcats, 9-7.

With the conclusion of spring practices, K-State will now turn its attention to the start of official practices in August. The full regular season schedule will be announced in May.