KU Volleyball

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Right before Kansas volleyball faced off against Iowa State on Wednesday night, KU coach Ray Bechard was a little nervous about the fan turnout. “I didn’t know with overtime in the basketball game (whether) that was going to hurt us,” Bechard said with a laugh. But as KU men’s ...

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 ...

KU volleyball comes from behind to defeat Iowa State 3-2 on senior night

Sending its veterans out on a high note, Kansas volleyball on Wednesday celebrated senior night with a 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24, 15-12) victory over Iowa State. "Really happy for the resolve that these girls showed tonight and the plays they made down the stretch," KU coach Ray Bechard ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 1 Texas in 4 sets

Kansas volleyball was unable to complete the upset of No. 1-ranked Texas on the road Saturday night, falling in four sets (25-22, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18) at Gregory Gymnasium. The Jayhawks did manage to take the opening set in surprising fashion, taking the first frame 25-22 and ending on a 5-2 ...

Balanced attack leads KU volleyball past Kansas State in Sunflower Showdown

The Kansas volleyball team entered Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown with the lowest hitting percentage in the Big 12. However, in one of the biggest matches of the season, the offense delivered in a big way to push Kansas past Kansas State in front of a sellout crowd at Horejsi Family Volleyball ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 3 Baylor

Kansas volleyball was unable to pull off the upset against the No. 3 Baylor Wednesday, falling in straight sets (25-19, 26-24, 25-18) inside the Ferrell Center. After falling behind 1-0, the Jayhawks were looking to even up the match in the second set as they fought their way to a 24-21 ...

KU volleyball falls to TCU in 4 sets

Despite a tough battle, Kansas dropped a four-set match (26-24, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22) against TCU Saturday at TCU University Recreation Center. KU's lone win of the day came in the second set. The first set was back-and-forth, and Kansas held the 22-18 advantage late in the set. TCU responded ...

KU volleyball sweep Red Raiders in 3 sets

Kansas volleyball powered its way to its 17th-consecutive victory in Lawrence against Texas Tech in a three-set sweep Wednesday night in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. KU and TTU were evenly matched to begin with, but the Jayhawks used a 17-13 kill advantage to edge past the Red Raiders ...

Jayhawks fall to Sooners in 3 sets

Kansas fell in three sets to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. The first set started off as an even matchup, with the Jayhawks and the Sooners going back-and-forth until Kansas pulled ahead after a 7-point streak. The Jayhawks were up early, holding ...

Jayhawks fall in three sets to No. 4 Texas

Kansas volleyball fell in three sets against No. 4 Texas on Saturday afternoon inside Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena in the first of its two meetings with the Longhorns this season. In the first set, the Jayhawks kept it close, keeping the Longhorns lead to under 5 throughout the set. ...

KU volleyball falls to Kansas State in 5 sets

The Kansas volleyball team suffered a 3-2 loss (33-31, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, 15-9) to Kansas State Wednesday night at Ahearn Field House. Kansas won the first two sets before dropping three consecutive sets in the team’s latest Big 12 loss. It marked the first meeting of the Sunflower ...

KU volleyball earns three-set victory over TCU

Kansas volleyball was able to gain its second Big 12 victory of the season with a 3-0 win (25-18, 25-21, 25-19) over TCU inside Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. Led by redshirt-senior Ashley Smith, the Jayhawks were able to take set one with a score of 25-18. Both teams we knotted up at 10-10 ...

KU volleyball falls to Texas Tech in five sets

The Kansas volleyball team fell to Texas Tech in five sets Wednesday night inside United Supermarkets Arena. It was a back-and-forth affair from the second the match began. In the first set, both teams led by as many as 4 points. The Red Raiders tallied the final 2 points to earn a 25-22 set ...

KU volleyball defeats West Virginia to earn first Big 12 win

The Kansas volleyball team defeated West Virginia in five sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-15, 25-17, 15-13) Thursday night at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. KU lost the second and fourth set, but ultimately found a way to finish things off with a narrow win in the final set. The Jayhawks earned their ...

Preps notebook: LHS volleyball goes 1-4 in home tournament

The final record didn’t tell the whole story for the Lawrence High volleyball team. LHS won just one of its five matches during a home tournament Saturday afternoon, though it battled in each tilt in what could end up being an important test for the defending 6A state champions. Lawrence’s ...

Kansas volleyball drops four-set match to Oklahoma

Kansas was unable to come away with its first Big 12 victory of the season on Saturday against Oklahoma in McCasland Field House. KU captured the first set (25-23) against Oklahoma, but dropped the final three sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) in the road loss. The Jayhawks faced an uphill battle ...

KU volleyball drops road match at Iowa State

In its second Big 12 matchup of the season, Kansas suffered a 3-0 loss (25-23, 25-20, 25-18) at Iowa State Wednesday night inside Hilton Coliseum. KU's best chance at a victory came in the first set when the team led by a 22-21 margin before ISU scored 4 of the final 5 points to win the set. ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 2 Baylor 3-0 in Big 12 opener

Playing the No. 2 team in the nation is rarely a simple task, but pairing that with a four-match losing streak meant Kansas volleyball had its hands full Saturday in the team’s Big 12 opener. “You should play with a free mind,” KU coach Ray Bechard said. “You should play with a ...