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Jayhawks split two in ‘Bama

August 27, 2006

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— Kansas University's volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday at the Crimson Tide Invitational.

The Jayhawks fell to Alabama, 3-0, after defeating Miami (Fla.), 3-1.

KU stopped the Hurricanes 23-30, 30-28, 30-25, 30-23.

Jana Correa led KU with 16 kills and 10 digs. Savannah Noyes had a career-high 14 kills while Emily Brown and Megan Hill added 11 kills apiece. Brittany Williams totaled nine kills on a team-best .348 hitting efficiency and had four block assists.

Katie Martincich (30 assists, 12 digs) and Brown (26 assists, 10 digs) ran the KU offense and senior Jamie Mathewson led the defense with 19 digs.

Alabama tripped the Jayhawks 21-30, 20-30, 18-30.

Mathewson and Brown led all players with 13 digs.

Brown and senior Jana Correa were named to the all-tournament team as KU, Alabama and Miami finished the weekend with a 2-1 record.

"It was a great opening weekend to give kids their first opportunity in a Division I setting and we had some kids really step up," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "This was a very competitive tournament with quality teams. I was a little disappointed with how the last match went, but if you look at the whole weekend, we have a lot of positives to look at. We are excited to get home and play on Tuesday."

KU will meet UMKC at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Horejsi Center.

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