Kansas State volleyball found itself sweeping Texas Tech again as libero Mackenzie Morris made history. Morris recorded her 100th career service ace, becoming the 22nd player in school history to do so.
The Wildcats struggled at the start of Set 1 as Texas Tech went on a 6-0 scoring run, giving them an 11-6 lead. K-State fell down 18-12 and used a timeout to recuperate. The timeout worked, as the Wildcats rallied with two immediate kills from outside hitter Aliyah Carter and kills from middle blockers Brenna Schmidt and Kadye Fernholz to tie things up. K-State eventually won the hard-fought set 25-23.
In Set 2, the Wildcats erupted. K-State went on an 11-0 run as Carter and Schmidt continued to deliver kills, Schmidt putting up five kills alone. This pivotal run put Texas Tech out of reach and allowed the Wildcats to close it 25-14.
Set 3 saw the Wildcats trail again, this time 10-5. K-State refused to shy away from adversity though, eventually tying the game at 12 apiece and forcing a Texas Tech timeout. After this, outside hitter Aniya Clinton put up a kill and Morris racked up a service ace, her second of the set. The two teams went back and forth, but K-State came out victorious 25-20.
Clinton racked up 12 kills and Carter racked up 11, showing out as per usual. Morris put up 21 digs to put her name further into the K-State history books as Schmidt finished her night with eight kills. Setter Izzi Szulczewski finished with a near double-double, racking up 8 kills and 10 digs.
K-State will travel and face off against Houston at 2 p.m. Saturday for the Wildcats’ final regular season games.