The Kansas State volleyball team ended the weekend with a winning record as they went 2-1 in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.
The Wildcats opened the invitational with a win over the North Florida Ospreys in four sets on Thursday in a match that they dominated.
“I was very pleased,” said head coach Suzie Fritz to K-State Sports. “I thought we played really well on both sides of the ball. We were looking for some kind of a differential between what we hit and what they hit. We were really pleased. We hit for a high efficiency and, maybe more importantly, we held them to 15 percent. I thought it was a good volleyball team. I thought we played very physically. We were significantly better on defense, better at the net.”
The Wildcats had two matches on Friday, starting the day with a match against Xavier, which was a straight set win for K-State in the first ever match between these two schools.
In the match, K-State hit over .350 while holding the Musketeers to .218. A big stat of the match was the Wildcats had seven aces while Xavier only had one.
K-State junior Kylee Zumach led the team with 14 kills, senior Bryna Vogel had 11 and junior Alyssa Schultejans finished with 10 in the winning effort. Vogel hit a team high .450 hitting percentage and failed to make an attack error in the final two sets of the match.
In the final match of the invitational, K-State lost in five sets to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on its home court. Both teams were very even as both teams hit just over .300. K-State finished with 21 attack errors, four more than Georgia Tech.
Four Wildcats ended with double digits in kills: Schultejans had 19 kills, Zumach had 15, junior Macy Flowers ended with 13 and sophomore Elle Sandbothe had 11 in the loss.
Schultejans and Vogel were named to the all-tournament team; this was the second tournament that Vogel was named to an all-tournament team.
The Wildcats are now 4-5 on the season. They will return home on Tuesday when they host the University of Missouri Kansas City at 6 p.m. inside Ahearn Field House. The Kangaroos are also 4-5 this season and went 2-1 in the Kangaroo Classic this past weekend in Kansas City.