Wildcat volleyball falls in three straight sets to the Sooners

Outside hitter Alyssa Schultejans jumps to spike a ball against the Texas Longhorns Sept. 19. Schultejans had 17 kills against the Longhorns. (Rowan Jones |Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State volleyball team lost its second match of Big 12 play against the Oklahoma Sooners on Friday in Norman, Oklahoma. This is the first time this season that the Wildcats have lost two in a row.

K-State lost the match in three straight sets to Oklahoma, who dominated in each set 25-19, 25-19 and 25-21.

The Wildcats’ hitting percentage was .189 while Oklahoma hit .309.

K-State freshman opposite, Gloria Mutiri kept the Wildcats in the match and led the team in kills with 12 total.

Senior outside hitter Kylee Zumach struggled a bit, only hitting ten kills on 34 attempts.

K-State redshirt junior setter Sarah Dixon had another double-double on the season having 30 assists and 12 digs in the losing effort.

The Sooners had 15 more kills than the Wildcats with 51 as the Wildcats could only muster 37 in the three-set loss.

The Wildcats also had 14 attack errors, which is another major reason for K-State’s straight set defeat.

Oklahoma is now 8-5 on the year and 1-1 in Big 12 play after a loss to Texas Christian University on Wednesday. They will take on the University of Kansas on this coming Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The Wildcats are now 10-3 on the season and 0-2 in Big 12 play as they get ready for their next match against West Virginia Wednesday night with the first serve set for 5 p.m. After Wednesday night, K-State will be at home for three of the next four matches including a match against in-state rival KU.