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Jayhawks to entertain Longhorns

September 25, 2004

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After splitting matches with Texas A&M and Texas Tech, the 21st-ranked Kansas University volleyball team next will face No. 22 Texas.

The third straight match against a team from the Lone Star State will start at 7 tonight at Horejsi Center.

"Is that how it's working out?" KU coach Ray Bechard said of his 10-1 squad opening its Big 12 Conference slate with a trio of Texas teams. "Three in a row, huh? All I know is it's not fun to go down there, so I hope they don't have much fun up here."

While Texas (10-0, 3-0 Big 12) owns a 15-4 mark in its all-time series with KU, the Longhorns have lost their last three meetings with the Jayhawks.

But senior Jill Dorsey said much like KU's first two tussles with Texas opponents, the stats can be thrown out.

"Texas schools are powerhouses," she said. "The only real difference between the teams are their individual player strengths because you know each and every match is going to be tough."

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