Kansas Drops Tech in Three Sets

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kansas got 15 kills from Allison Mayfield to lead all players as the Jayhawks rolled to a win over Texas Tech in Big 12 volleyball action at the United Spirit Arena. With the win Kansas improves to 11-8, 4-6, while Tech languishes at 2-16, 0-9.

The Red Raiders got 12 kills from Amanda Dowdy and five more from Hayley Ball and Barbara Conceicao, but Tech could only manage 29 kills to Kansas' 45. Inconsistent play on the offensive side of the ball by Tech, allowed Kansas the opportunity to stay in virtually every point until a solid offensive threat could be mounted by the team clad in blue. Setter Nicole Tate did a good job of spreading the ball around the floor, but it was largely the Red Raiders' inability to put the ball down for a kill which allowed Tate to be effective directing the Kansas offense.

Defensively, Tech got 10 digs apiece from Tory Vaughan and Jenn Goehry, but the Jayhawk's Melissa Manda scooped up 19 balls and Kansas out-dug Tech, 57-48 to dominate that statistical effort. Dowdy was credited with six block assists and Miara Cave had a hand in three more for Tech, which did out-block the Jayhawks, 7-6.

Tech next travels to No. 14 Iowa State for a Saturday, Oct. 24, date with the Cyclones.