K-State volleyball searches for first Big 12 win at Texas Tech

The womens volleyball team celebrates after a point on Friday afternoon's match against North Texas. K-State would go on to win the game 3 - 0. (Alex Masson | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State volleyball team will travel to Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday in hopes of securing their first Big 12 win of the season against Texas Tech.

The Wildcats are 10-5 overall and 0-4 in conference play. They are 4-2 on the road and lost their last four matches overall. The Wildcats won eight straight and were 10-1 overall before starting Big 12 play.

For the Wildcats, 17 of their 120 blocks have been solo and they average 2.3 blocks per set. They have 663 assists so far and average 12.8 assists per set.

K-State’s last match was a four-set loss to Texas Christian University inside Ahearn Field House on Saturday.

TCU won the first set 25-22, but K-State bounced back to tie the match at a set a piece with a 25-18 victory. The Horned Frogs went on to win the third and fourth sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-22, respectively.

Redshirt senior libero Devan Fairfield had a team-high 17 digs in the match-up while redshirt senior outside hitter Kylee Zumach collected 12 digs along with eight kills.

Texas Tech is 14-3 this season and will come into the match against the Wildcats with eight consecutive wins. They won their first three games against Big 12 opponents. Against conference teams, Texas Tech has only lost three sets over the course of three matches.

The Red Raiders have 811 kills on the year while limiting their opponents to 725. Opponents have an edge when it comes to overall attacks this season with 2,171 and Texas Tech has 2,090.

They are 5-0 in home matches this season. Their last two matches at home came against West Virginia and Iowa State. In both matches, the Red Raiders won 3-1.

The match between the Wildcats and the Red Raiders is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Lubbock. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, and fans can listen to the match on KMAN radio.

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