K-State Falls to Aggies
Also in double figures was sophomore Rita Liliom. The
Sophomore libero Angie Lastra set the K-State sophomore record for digs with 392 on the year. The
Texas A&M (12-12, 5-10 Big 12) was led by 2004 All-American Laura Jones with a career-high tying 35 kills. The senior outside hitter also added 17 digs and five total blocks.
Texas A&M jumped on the Wildcats with a 14-5 run to open the match. K-State was forced to use one of its timeouts early in the run. The Wildcats were able to build a 6-2 run to recover from the early deficit. K-State was able to overtake and hold off the Aggies on the strength of three Spiegelberg kills.
K-State used 19 kills and a .158 hitting percentage to win the first stanza. Rezende and Spiegelberg led the Wildcats with six and five kills, respectively.
The Aggies held off a late K-State run to win the second frame. Texas A&M’s Jones tallied six kills and five digs in the frame. K-State was held to a .111 hitting percentage and just 11 kills, while the Aggies registered 19 kills and a .325 hitting percentage.
K-State grabbed the lead early in the third stanza on the strength of rare offensive contributor, Perkins. Perkins, a
The Wildcats were able to extend the lead to 21-9 and cruise to the win in the frame. Perkins hit .571 with five kills and a service ace in the game. The Wildcats carded their highest hitting percentage of the afternoon with at .371.
Texas A&M was able to withstand seven ties in the fourth game to win and force the fifth game. The Aggies hit .615 in the stanza with 18 kills, while the Wildcats tallied a.263 and 16 kills.