No. 4 Texas bests K-State volleyball, 3-0

Senior defensive specialist Mckenzi Weber lunges forward to bump the ball in the direction of her teammates. During Cats for a Cure night, Texas defeated the Wildcats 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2019, in Allen Field House. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State volleyball team was no match for No. 4 Texas on Wednesday night as they were swept for a third consecutive match.

K-State 6-10 (1-3 Big 12) had four of its seven aces for the match in the first set but managed to only hit .080. Texas (10-2, 4-0) took the first set in extra points at 32-30 while hitting .250.

Both teams had lower efficiencies in the second set, but Texas remained on top with a .231 efficiency and 12 kills to score 25 points to K-State’s 17.

In the final set, K-State managed to get ahead 4-1, but Texas did not let up after tying the set at 5-5. The Longhorns only recorded one more kill than the Wildcats but still had a higher hit efficiency at .250 compared to K-State’s .189.

Looking at the stats sheet, Texas held the advantage in almost every category including points scored, assists and team blocks.

Freshman outside hitter Anna Dixon led the Wildcats with 13 kills and redshirt senior setter Sarah Dixon recorded 23 assists. Freshman defensive specialist Loren Hinkle had 16 digs.

As they try to avoid their fourth straight loss, the Wildcats will host West Virginia (8-7, 0-3) on Saturday in Ahearn Field House. The match is set for 1 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+ and heard on KMAN radio.

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