Manhattan Kansas University won the first set, but ultimately suffered a four-set Big 12 Conference volleyball loss to Kansas State on Wednesday.
KU fell to 14-14 overall, 2-13 in the Big 12. K-State improved to 20-10, 9-7 after the 19-25, 25-18, 26-24, 28-26 victory.
Now just 13 kills shy of becoming the Jayhawks’ all-time single-season kills leader, senior outside hitter Allison Mayfield led the Jayhawks with 15 kills and came up just one dig shy of her 10th double-double of the year. Senior setter Nicole Tate did, however, clench the fifth double-double of her season with 47 assists and 13 digs.
Third-year sophomore middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc moved up the Jayhawks’ all-time leader board after providing the bulk of performance in the blocking column. Her eight block assists led the floor and tied her for fourth all-time in a single-season (112). Behind her was sophomore libero Brianne Riley, who led all players with 20 digs on Wednesday.
The Wildcats were led by sophomore outside hitter Lilla Porubek’s 26 kills. Pelger tied Mayfield’s 15, while junior setter Caitlyn Donahue racked up 49 assists.
Kansas will conclude its regular season Saturday when it plays host to Baylor. Match time is 6:30 p.m. at Horejsi Center. Jayhawk seniors Mayfield, Tate and Lauren Hagan will be honored on the floor following the match.