Archive for Monday, October 29, 2001

Bears top KU in five games

October 29, 2001


Different location, same results.

Tisha Schwartz put down a career-high 18 kills and added seven blocks to lead Baylor past Kansas in five games on Sunday.

Baylor, which has won five straight matches, also defeated Kansas in five games last Saturday in Lawrence. This time, the Bears won 30-27, 23-30, 30-23, 28-30, 15-11.

The difference in the match was Baylor's attack in the fifth game. The Bears (16-6, 7-6 Big 12) collected 12 errorless kills in 27 swings (.444) in the deciding game to put the Jayhawks away. Meanwhile, Kansas (13-11, 3-10) managed just nine kills and hit .222 in game five.

It was a rough weekend for the Jayhawks, who were swept Saturday night at Texas Tech.

On Sunday, Sarah Rome led Kansas with a match-high 28 kills to go along with 12 digs. Kylie Thomas added 13 kills and hit .312. Kansas had six players reach double figures in kills, including Abbie Jacobsen with 20.

After managing just two kills in the first game, Schwartz erupted for five in game two, four in game three and six errorless kills in eight swings in game four. While Kansas keyed on Schwartz in game five, Stevie Nicholas, Sunny Nicholas, Laura Daniela Lloreda and Tatiana Kenon stepped up on the attack collecting 11 of Baylor's 12 fifth-game kills.

The Jayhawks play host to Kansas State on Wednesday night. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Horejsi Center.

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