#19 K-State Ends Regular Season with 3-0 win over Missouri
Nov. 21, 2001
Columbia, Mo. - The 19th-ranked Kansas State women's volleyball team set the school-record for conference wins in a single-season on Wednesday evening, as the Wildcats recorded their 15th of the season with a 3-0 win (30-26, 30-23, 30-19) over Missouri before 1,313 fans at the Hearnes Center.
With the win, Kansas State improves to 19-7 and 15-5 in Big 12 Conference play, while Missouri falls to 20-9 and 10-9 in league action. The victory, which extended its winning streak to seven matches, also gave the Wildcats at least 19 wins for the seventh straight season. K-State now leads the all-time series, 29-26, and sweeps the season series from the Tigers for the first time since 1999.
Kansas State won a battle of poor hitting teams in game one with a 30-26 win. The Wildcats posted a .091 hitting percentage in the opening set, while the Tigers hit a paltry .055. In game two, K-State committed just one hitting error as it rode a .432 hitting percentage to a 30-23 victory. In the final game, the Wildcats jumped on top early and held the Tigers to just .045 hitting in a 30-19 triumph.
Kansas State posted 53 kills on .257 hitting in the three-game victory, while Missouri turned in just 39 kills on .083 hitting. The Tigers earned more digs than the Wildcats, 70-62, while both teams tallied eight team blocks apiece.
Senior Liz Wegner paced three Wildcats in double-digit kills with a team-high 15 kills, while sophomore Lauren Goehring added 12 kills on .450 hitting with nine digs and three blocks. Senior Lisa Mimick posted her 12th double-double of the season with 11 kills - with no errors - on .344 hitting to go with a team-high 18 digs and four blocks. Freshman Gabby Guerre turned in her 12th double-double of the season with 42 assists and 11 digs.
Junior Christi Myers led the Tigers with 11 kills, 10 digs and five blocks, while senior Naaron Branson added a match-high 21 digs and six blocks to go with seven kills. Sophomore Chrissy Elder turned in a double-double with 34 assists and 10 digs.
Kansas State now awaits its sixth consecutive selection to the NCAA Tournament when the 64-team bracket is released Monday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. CST.