K-State Edges CU with 3-2 Victory
Two Wildcats finished the night with double-doubles, marking the teams first since Aug. 25th. Sophomore Kelsey Chipman registered 11 blocks (one solo, 10 assisted) and 16 kills in her second career double-double, while Nataly Korobkova tallied her third double-double with 12 kills and 10 blocks and added a match-high four service aces.
Junior Rita Liliom led the Cats in kills for the fifth time in the 2007 season as she converted for 18; she also recorded two service aces. Megan Farr finished with a season-high 15 kills on .394 hitting and also put back eight blocks. Aiding in K-State’s 72 team kills was Stacey Spiegelberg who tallied a season-high 62 assists and continued a streak of 13 matches with at least one ace.
Senior Angie Lastra notched her 23rd match of 20 or more digs as she dished out 20 on the night. Lauren Rosenthal performed well for the back row as she finished with season-high 12 digs.
Neither the Wildcats nor Buffaloes took a commanding lead in the first game, until K-State made attempts to inch ahead with a three-point run to lead by two at 8-6. Completing a 6-1 run, the Wildcats took a four point lead at 11-7, the largest advantage for either team. The Buffs rallied to within one at 17-16 before K-State responded with four unanswered points to lead at 21-16 and force a CU timeout. When the Buffaloes returned with three points, KSU took its first timeout at 21-19. The Cats gained momentum during Korobkova’s service rotation, including two service aces from the
After a 30-24 KSU win in the first,
After CU found two-point leads at 2-0, 4-2 and 6-4 to start the third, a couple of errors by the Buffs tied the score at 6-all and became the second of 15 ties in the third. With a Buff lead at 11-10, the Cats converted four points including two straight Korobkova kills to earn the largest lead of either team at 14-11. After a timeout by the Buffs,
The Wildcats were plagued by a slow start in the fourth game as CU earned a three-point lead at 4-1 and a four point advantage at 7-3. Two points from Jantsch on a kill and service ace got the Wildcats to within one at 11-10. Unable to create any point runs, K-State continued to trail until three straight points, including two kills from Liliom, tied the game at 22. A service ace by Liliom earned K-State its first lead of the game at 24-23 and a Buff error game the Cats a two point advantage. After a
A sluggish beginning again in the fifth found the Wildcats down 4-0 and burning their first timeout. The break was unable to slow the momentum of
K-State returns home to Ahearn Field House on Wed., Sept. 26th, as the Cats host