The Wildcats headed to Austin, Texas in search of their third consecutive victory. After a 25-23 victory in the first set, the Wildcats looked like they might be able to get that victory. Even though the Wildcats won the first set, Texas came back and won the final three sets to win the match (25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 20-25.)
The first set the Wildcats were able to build a quick 7-4 lead and were able to stretch the lead out multiple times to four points. This forced the Longhorns to play catch up the rest of the set. Texas tied the set up at 23 apiece, but the Wildcats were able to respond with two straight points to win the set.
The second set the Wildcats again came out and battled with the Longhorns, as the score was tied at 14 midway through the set. However, Texas was able to go on a four-point run to take a four-point lead, and pulled away for the victory in the set.
The two teams entered intermission tied at one set. The Longhorns momentum carried from the second set into the third.
Texas was able to get out to a quick lead and force the Wildcats to play from behind in the set; just as the Longhorns were forced to do in the first. The Wildcats were never able to put pressure on the Longhorns, as they were able to pull away from the Wildcats for the victory.
In the fourth set, things once again went Texas’ way as they jumped out to a quick lead and were able to once again to keep K-State at bay and pull out the victory.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Wednesday in Ames, Iowa as they take on the No. 13 Iowa State Cyclones. First serve from Hilton Coliseum is set for 6:30 p.m.