K-State volleyball set to begin spring schedule

Fans watch the volleyball game against Kansas in Ahearn Field House on Sept. 24, 2017. (File photo by Nathan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State volleyball team will return to the court for its first exhibition match of the spring season when it takes on Wichita State on the road in McPherson, Kansas, Wednesday. Last season came to an end on Nov. 22 in a loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers in three sets.

This is the first of four spring games for the Wildcats. The Wildcats will also take on Arkansas on April 7 and UMKC on April 14. The spring season will conclude on April 21 when they play the University of Minnesota in Iowa.

Last year, K-State finished the season with a record of 10-19 and went 3-13 in conference play. The Wildcats lost 10 of their last 11 games, beating the University of Oklahoma.

As for Wichita State, the team posted a 29-4 record last season and went undefeated at 20-0 last season in the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers’ season featured a 21-match winning streak, and they went 13-1 on the road.

The season for the Shockers came to an end at home last season in round 2 of the NCAA Tournament as they were bounced by the Missouri Tigers in four sets inside Charles Koch Arena in Wichita.

This is the first of numerous spring matches for Wichita State; it will play Kansas and Colorado State in Goodland, Kansas, at the end of March. The Shockers will also take part in the UMKC Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 14 in Kansas City, Missouri, and will finish their spring season in Norman, Oklahoma, with a tournament with the Sooners on April 21.

The match between the Shockers and Wildcats will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday in McPherson, Kansas.