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|No. 22 K-State (9-0)
|Utah State (5-4)
Ahearn Field House – Manhattan, Kan.
• The Wildcats are now 121-45 (.729) in Ahearn Field House under Head Coach Suzie Fritz… K-State has had a losing record in home matches only once during her tenure.
• The Wildcats have won 11 consecutive home matches.
• Saturday’s contest was the 5th meeting between K-State and Utah State… K-State
is now 5-0 against the Aggies and 7-2 against teams from the from the Western Athletic Conference.… Fritz is 3-0 against the Aggies.
• The Wildcats’ starting lineup Saturday night consisted of senior setter Caitlyn Donahue,
Senior Middle Blocker Alex Muff, senior opposite Kathleen Ludwig, junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek, junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger, junior outside hitter Dakota Kaufman and senior libero Kuulei Kabalis … This is the second time K-State has used this line-up this season.
• K-State hit .262 for the match (43-15-107).
• K-State is ranked No. 22 in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll… The Wildcats are now 206-90 (.696) when playing as a ranked team.
• K-State now has won 9 straight matches to start the season… It surpasses the best start in program history set in 2005 and 1988.
• K-State finished the game with 10 total blocks… The Wildcats have already posted 10+ blocks four times.
• With the win, K-State has now beaten eight of their opponents in straight sets… The last time the Wildcats posted this many in a season was in 2008 when the team had 10.
• K-State had their second best attacking percentage of the season in the first set of Saturday’s match.
• Kaitlynn Pelger led the team in kills with 11, 12 digs, and six blocks... She posted her 18th career double-double.
• Caitlyn Donahue ended the night with 35 assists and five digs.
• Lilla Porubek ended the night with nine kills.
• Kathleen Ludwig finished with 7 kills and a .667 attacking percentage… She has been .500 or better in her last three matches.