Morgantown, W.V.-- Kansas University's volleyball team defeated Oakland, 3-0, and host West Virginia, 3-1, Saturday, to finish the West Virginia tournament undefeated.
KU stopped Oakland 15-8, 15-5, 15-9. Former James Madison player Sara Kidd had eight kills, 10 digs and three aces. Amy Myatt had eight kills, while Crystal Walker had five kills. Setter Molly LaMere paced KU with 35 assists and eight digs.
The Jayhawks stopped West Virginia, 15-13, 13-15, 15-12, 15-10. Myatt unleashed a career-high 27 kills on the Mountaineers, while senior middle blocker Amanda Reves belted 18 kills. Myatt's kill total ties former Jayhawk Cyndee Kanabel for the most kills in a four-game match by a KU player. Kanabel recorded 27 kills against SW Missouri State on September 11, 1993.
Three Jayhawks were named to the all-tournament team this weekend-- senior Mary Beth Albrecht, plus Reves and Myatt, who was named MVP.
For Reves, it marks the eighth straight all-tournament team she's made dating back to 1997.
"It's exciting for us to win the tournament, but it's even more exciting to me that we can win even though I still don't think we're playing our best volleyball," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "Last year we were playing at a high level very early in the season, but right now we're just scratching the surface. Tonight I thought we sided-out very well, and that was the key to the match."
The Jayhawks, 4-0 for the second straight year, will meet Chicago State at 5 p.m. Friday at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.