Fritz Earns 100th Career Win with Sweep of Oklahoma
Fritz is the fastest in K-State history to earn her 100th career victory, taking just 134 matches to accomplish the feat. She is also just the third coach in Wildcat history to surpass the 100 win mark and the second in the modern era.
“For us as a program it has never been about winning,” said Fritz about the accomplishment. “I have been fortunate to have been surrounded by talented coaches and players. I am very proud of the tradition we are establishing here at K-State.”
Leading the Wildcats on the floor was junior Sandy Werner and sophomore Rita Lilliom. The duo each tallied 10 kills, with junior Joy Hamlin trailing with nine on 14 total attempts and a .571 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Stacey Spiegelberg dished out 39 assists and is just one away from 500 for her career.
In game one, K-State captured its first lead of the night at 5-4 on an
K-State was able to push to its largest advantage at 26-18 on a tandem block by Hamlin and Werner. K-State won the opener on a Sooner attacking error. In the opening frame, the Wildcats registered 17 kills and a .452 hitting percentage. The K-State defense forced the Sooners into nine attacking errors and a .034 hitting percentage. Leading the Wildcats was Hamlin with five kills on six attempts and a .833 hitting percentage. Spiegelberg dished out 16 assists in the frame.
After trailing 3-0 to open game two, K-State battled back to take a 10-6 advantage and force an
K-State was able to build the margin to 19-12 on a Werner kill. The Sooners refused to succumb to K-State’s attack and battled back to trail 29-28, after fending off four game point attempts by the Wildcats. A Hamlin kill ended the Sooner comeback. K-State hit .135 in the second stanza, while holding
Game three was a back and forth affair with nine ties and seven lead changes. K-State solidified the game after using its second timeout following an