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KU volleyball sweeps Texas Tech

October 31, 2010

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Behind a strong offensive performance from seniors Karina Garlington and Jenna Kaiser, Kansas University’s volleyball team swept Texas Tech, 25-13, 28-26, 25-17, on Saturday night at Horejsi Center.

Allison Mayfield (15) spikes the ball past Aubree Piper (13) during Kansas University's volleyball match against Texas Tech Saturday evening at the Horejsi Center.

Allison Mayfield (15) spikes the ball past Aubree Piper (13) during Kansas University's volleyball match against Texas Tech Saturday evening at the Horejsi Center.

Garlington and Kaiser had 16 kills apiece. Kaiser finished with a .652 attack percentage to Garlington’s .615. Junior Nicole Tate had 47 assists and junior Allison Mayfield 11 kills. Tate had 12 digs.

“Offensively tonight I thought we were awfully good,” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “We hit .423 and had a side-out of 77 percent. That’s as clean offensively as we’ve been all year. I was a little concerned with Texas Tech’s hitting efficiency in the first two sets. We broke through finally in the third set, blocked four balls and created some point-scoring opportunities.”

KU, which snapped a four-game losing streak, improved to 14-10 overall and 5-8 in Big 12 play.

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