LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech volleyball (10-5, 0-2 Large 12) fell to Kansas (10-3, 2-0 Large 12) in 5 units for the second straight match Saturday night time at United Supermarkets Enviornment.
The Pink Raiders outmatched the Jayhawks in kills, blocks, digs, and hitting proportion, however Kansas received the service battle with 11 aces together with 5 within the fourth set. 4 Pink Raiders registered double-digit kills with 15 from Reagan Cooper, 11 from Kenna Sauer and Karrington Jones and 10 from Brooke Kanas. Jones set a career-high with seven digs within the match. Alex Kirby recorded 46 assists and 11 digs for a double-double, including a season-high seven kills. KJ Adams tallied 26 digs, her fifth 20+ dig efficiency this season.
Tech regarded stable to begin the match, successful the primary set 25-19 and the second set 25-14. The Pink Raiders hopped out to a 9-4 lead within the first body after a few kills and a solo block from Kanas. The Jayhawks used a 4-1 run to tug inside two factors, however the Pink Raiders answered with a 5-1 rally of their very own that compelled a Kansas timeout down 18-12. The Jayhawks pulled inside 4 factors late within the set, earlier than the Pink Raiders completed off the primary body with a solo block from Sauer.
Cooper began heating up within the second set because the Pink Raiders dominated the Jayhawks to take a 2-0 set lead. A 6-1 run early within the body led Kansas to make use of its first timeout at 9-3. The Pink Raiders continued to push the lead, paced by Cooper who tallied seven kills within the set. Tech used a 10-3 run to shut out the set capping it off with back-to-back kills from Cooper.
The Jayhawks wouldn’t stop, taking a detailed third set 25-22 to power a fourth set. With the set tied at 20, Adams recorded her second kill of the season to provide the Pink Raiders a one-point benefit. Kansas rallied, successful 4 of the subsequent 5 factors to create set level, 24-22. The third set ended with a kill from Caroline Crawford, to maintain the Jayhawks alive.
Kansas managed the fourth set, successful 25-15 to even the match. The Jayhawks used three straight aces to tug forward by 5, 10-5. A 6-1 run gave Kansas a nine-point benefit at 18-9. The Jayhawks continued to string collectively runs, making a set level at 24-13. Tech fought off two set factors earlier than a kill from Anezka Szabo despatched the match to a decisive closing set.
Each groups battled to begin the ultimate set, tying eight occasions within the body. The Pink Raiders took a one-point lead on an ace from Reese Rhodes heading into the media break, 8-7. Out of the break the Jayhawks rallied to win eight of the ultimate 9 factors to take the match.
The Pink Raiders hit .300 within the first set and .562 within the second set whereas holding the Jayhawks beneath .100 within the first two frames. Tech hit .186, .133 and .087 within the closing three frames whereas Kansas hit .316, .276 and .250. Eight of the Jayhawks 11 aces got here within the closing three units.
The Pink Raiders hit the highway for a few matches towards No. 10 Baylor Oct. 1-2 in Waco.