Cats Ace Their Way Past Jayhawks
The Wildcats (12-18, 4-16 Big 12) won their second straight match on the strength of 15 service aces. It is the most for a K-State team since recording 18 in a 3-0 win over UMKC on Sept. 9, 2003. For the week, the Wildcats dropped in 24 aces, tallying nine at Texas Tech on Wednesday.
K-State also registered 13 total team blocks, which included 22 blocks assists. With the effort of 22, the Wildcats broke a year-old team record for block assists in a season with 632.
Individually, K-State was led by Werner with 12 kills, including two of the final three points of the match. The
Also in double figures for the Wildcats was sophomore Megan Farr with 10 kills on a .350 hitting percentage and a match-high seven blocks. The product of
Junior setter Stacey Spiegelberg dished out 37 assists, while keeping the Jayhawk attack off-balance with four service aces and three blocks. Sophomore Jenny Jantsch recorded a career-high with five service aces and finished the season with 51, tying her with Gabby Guerre and Vali Hejjas for the seventh-most in a season.
Junior outside hitter Angie Lastra registered six kills and 10 digs and moved into second on the K-State career digs list, passing Laura Downey with 1,457. The
For the match, K-State registered a .288 hitting percentage and held
The Wildcats have not lost the season series with the Jayhawks since 1993. K-State has won 22 of the last 24 meetings with