Volleyball seeks upset win at No. 5 Texas

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The K-State volleyball team before their game against Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2018. (Jordan Koster | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State volleyball team will try to get its second win in a row against the No. 5 Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night on the road.

The Wildcats are currently 13-9 overall and 3-8 in conference play while the Longhorns are 15-4 overall and 10-1 in Big 12 play.

The Longhorns have not lost a match since Oct. 10 when they fell to the Kansas Jayhawks, their lone conference loss. They have also only dropped one set in their last four matches played.

K-State opened the Big 12 season at home against Texas Sept. 19, losing a close five set match to the Longhorns.

The Wildcats started the season 10-1 before that loss to the Longhorns, but went six matches before their next win.

K-State is coming off a straight set win over West Virginia on Saturday night inside Ahearn Field House.

After Saturday’s win over the Mountaineers, head coach Suzie Fritz told K-State Sports she thought the team was looking for consistency and played well all-around.

The Wildcats won three of their last five matches, including a four set win over in-state rival Kansas, who was ranked No. 22 at the time.

K-State will need to finish strong to make a case for making the NCAA Tournament, and a win over Texas could help their chances in doing so.

The Wildcats and Longhorns are set for first serve at 7 p.m. Wednesday night inside Gregory Gymnasium.

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