LAWRENCE, Kan. The 20th-ranked Kansas State volleyball team extended its win streak to 21 matches over Kansas on Wednesday night. The Wildcats won their fourth match in Big 12 play by a score of 3-0 (30-25, 30-24, 30-23).
Kansas State (13-3, 4-2 Big 12) was led by senior Agata Rezende with a match-high 14 kills. It is the ninth time this season the Franca, Brazil product has paced the Wildcats in the category. Rezende also recorded her 13th double-figure kill match and 22nd of her career.
Also in double figures for the Wildcats were junior Sandy Werner with 12 and sophomore Stacey Spiegelberg with 10. Werner registered double digits for the 13th time this season and 28th time in her career. Spiegelberg recorded a new career-high in kills and registered her fourth career double-double with 36 assists. The Overland Park, Kan., native also tallied a career-high eight block assists.
For the match, K-State outhit the Jayhawks .246 to .098. The Wildcat defense forced Kansas into 27 attacking errors and registered the second-highest total in K-State history for a three-game match in blocks with 17 as a team.
In game one, Kansas State was able to hold the lead from the outset. The Wildcats were able to piece together a run of six points to extend the lead from 15-14 to 20-14. The run opened with a Werner kill and continued with two Spiegelberg service aces. The aces continued a K-State string of 209 straight matches with at least one ace.
The Wildcats were paced by Werner with six kills and Rezende with five. Spiegelberg successfully set the attack with 13 assists. For the frame, the Wildcats hit .217 with 17 kills, while holding the Jayhawks to .143 and just 13 kills.
In the second game, K-State and Kansas traded the lead five times and were tied on eight occasions. The Wildcats were able to secure the lead in the middle of the game with a 9-2 run to take a 20-15 advantage. K-State was able to outscore the Jayhawks 10-9 down the stretch to capture the frame. Rezende tallied five more kills and Spiegelberg total 12 assists and four kills.
K-State jumped to an early 6-2 lead in game three, but Kansas charged to an 8-7 lead on a service ace. The Wildcats were able to quickly recover with a Spiegelberg kill and a Rezende kill. From this point, K-State never trailed for the remainder of the match. In the frame, K-State hit .238 with 18 kills, while stifling the Jayhawks to a .067.
will return to Manhattan
to host the resurgent Iowa State Cyclones. Match time has been adjusted to 4 p.m. and will be played in Bramlage Coliseum.