KU volleyball falls in 5 sets to Mountaineers

In its final match of the season, the Kansas volleyball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers (25-20, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, 15-8) in five sets. The Jayhawks captured the first two sets but were unable to close out the match on the road.

The Jayhawks opened up the first set on fire and held a 10-5 advantage early after an ace by Sara Nielsen and a kill by Cam Ennis. Kansas then closed out the set holding a 5-point advantage and netted the set victory on a Morgan Christon kill.

The second set was very similar to the first, and Kansas again held an advantage early. WVU mounted a late comeback and narrowed the lead down to four, but the Jayhawks closed out the set with help from West Virginia attack errors. A service error by WVU sealed the set victory for KU.

KU’s offense was led by Christon, who finished with 19 kills to tie her career-high she set in KU’s last match against Iowa State. Christon earned her first career double-double at Kansas, adding 13 digs. Nielsen tallied her eighth double-double of the season with 40 assists and 14 digs, while Kennedy Farris tallied a career-high 16 digs.

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