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Baylor could be cure for KU’s Big 12 woes

October 2, 2004

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— Kansas University's volleyball team will try to snap a two-match losing streak today against Baylor.

Game time will be 7 p.m. at BU's Ferrell Center.

The 24th-ranked Jayhawks (10-3 overall, 1-3 Big 12 Conference) were swept Saturday at home by then-No. 22 Texas and again Wednesday by No. 7 Nebraska.

"Playing two of the best teams in the Big 12 in one week is tough," KU freshman Emily Brown said, "and obviously going 0-2 against those teams is tough, but we play Baylor next and it will be a nice change of pace for us."

The Bears (7-7, 1-4) stand near the bottom of the Big 12 standings, just one notch above winless Oklahoma. Baylor has been swept by Texas, Texas A&M and Colorado.

Tonight's match is a golden opportunity for Kansas to try to get back on track.

KU won both meetings with Baylor last year, taking the first match 3-2 in Lawrence before a 3-0 sweep on the road.

"We've had some great moments as a team and we need to remember that," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "Any time you go on the road in the Big 12 it's going to be tough, but obviously it's a pretty important match."

Kansas will return home Wednesday to tangle with Kansas State.

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