Kansas volleyball caps off sweep of Texas Tech

photo by: Photo courtesy of Texas Tech Athletics

KU freshman Caroline Bien fires away for one of her season-high 16 kills during the Jayhawks' five-set win over Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

For the second night in a row, the Kansas volleyball team went five sets with Texas Tech, and for the second night in a row it was the Jayhawks who delivered down the stretch.

KU’s win Saturday night in Lubbock, Texas — 19-25, 14-25, 25-22, 25-15, 15-9 — gave the Jayhawks their eighth consecutive victory and the season sweep of the Red Raiders.

As the final scores indicate, KU got stronger as the match went on, starting off slowly and finishing with a dominant showing in the fifth and final set. With the fifth set tied at 9, KU scored the final six points of the night to win the match.

Freshman outside hitter Caroline Bien led the Jayhawks with career highs in kills (16) and aces (5), super-senior Jenny Mosser recorded her second double-double of the season, which included 12 kills and a season-high 17 digs, and the team recorded a season-best 11 aces.

Sophomore Caroline Crawford also reached double-digits in kills, with 12.

The win moved KU to 10-3 on the season and 2-0 in Big 12 play. Next up, Kansas will play host to Iowa State at 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.

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