Volleyball sweeps series against West Virginia, increases winning streak to three matches

K-State redshirt sophomore Abigail Archibong attempts to hit the ball past two West Virginia defenders in the Wildcats match against the Mountaineers on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Chance Pickens | The Daily Athenaeum)

Following their Thursday win, the volleyball team won again Friday against West Virginia after a decisive fifth set.

The Wildcats got the job done in five-sets scoring 21-25, 30-28, 21-25, 25-17 and 15-8.

K-State relied on freshmen for the second straight match because of redshirt junior Brynn Carlson’s absence. Freshman Jayden Nembhard led the match in kills, recording 19 on Friday night.

The Wildcats used a balanced attacking method and finished with four players tallying double-digit kills, including Nembhard. Freshmen Aliyah Carter recorded 17 kills, freshmen Kadye Fernholz has 12 kills and sophomore Abigail Archibong had ten kills.

Freshman libero Mackenzie Morris recorded a career-high 21 digs Friday night, surpassing her 18 digs against the Mountaineers on Thursday. Sophomore Dru Kuck tallied 17 digs of her own.

As a team, K-State recorded more kills (66-55) and blocks (12-11) than the Mountaineers. The Wildcats also out hit WVU .207 to .169.

The Wildcats play the Texas Longhorns 4 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Bramlage Coliseum.