Oct. 30, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kansas State libero Lauren Mathewson put her name in the record book one more time on Saturday night, but the Wildcats could not come up with the win on the road over Missouri falling 12-25, 17-25, 21-15. Mathewson posted 18 digs in the loss to give her 390 for the season to rank 10th in school history for a single season.
Sophomore opposite Kathleen Ludwig led the Wildcats (9-15, 3-10 Big 12) with eight kills on the night while hitting .227. She also added five digs and three block assists to the effort. Senior outside hitter JuliAnne Chisholm added seven kills and eight digs to go with four blocks. Sophomore setter Caitlyn Donahue posted a double-double in the loss with 20 assists and 10 digs.
Missouri (15-8, 7-6) spread its offense as Brittney Brimmage posted 10 kills and hit .421 to go with seven block assists. Lisa Henning and Paola Ampudia each tallied eight kills with Ampudia notching a double-double as she had 12 digs. Libero Caitlyn Vann had 24 digs to lead the Tiger defense.
The first set saw the Tigers take advantage of a series of K-State hitting errors while avoiding the same mistakes themselves. K-State had 10 kills and 10 errors in the set to hit .000 while Missouri had only two errors while hitting .258 to take the first set 25-12. Missouri distributed its offense with four players posting two or more kills in the opening stanza.
K-State and Missouri were fighting a close battle in the second set until the Tigers went on a five-point run late in the going to take a 23-15 lead. The deficit was too much for the Wildcats to overcome before falling 25-17 to trail two sets to none at the intermission. The highlight early for K-State was Mathewson as she posted seven digs in each the first and second set to go to the locker room with 14 and tied for 10th most digs in a season in K-State history with 386.
Missouri opened up a four-point lead at 14-10 scoring four straight points, but K-State would fight back into the set with an 8-1 run later to tie it up at 21 points apiece. The comeback would run out of steam there as the Tigers scored the next four points to end the match with a 25-21 win in the third.
The Wildcats return home to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ahearn Field House. The match will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.