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Third-ranked Texas edges KU volleyball in five sets

November 11, 2012

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The 23rd-ranked Kansas University volleyball team lost its first home match of the season, a five-set fight against No. 3 Texas on Saturday night at Horejsi Center.

The Longhorns (21-3 overall, 13-0 Big 12) and Jayhawks (21-6, 9-4)came into the night as the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the Big 12, and the teams battled back and forth before Texas prevailed, 20-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16, 15-12.

Junior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc finished with 18 kills to lead the Jayhawks, who nearly doubled the number of sets the Longhorns had lost in conference play (three).

“We just left some points out there and didn’t convert some of the digs that we needed to,” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “We out-dug them, we out-worked them in some areas, but at key times we just didn’t make a few of the plays we needed to make. It was a packed house, two great teams playing in a great environment and playing at a high level. We wanted a different result, but we identified some things we can do better, and that’s what we’ll do. We’ll get better.”

Kansas will host Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Horejsi Center.

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