OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha volleyball program dropped its first match of the season in straight sets to Kansas.
The Mavericks (3-1) fell (25-11, 25-16, 25-23) to the Jayhawks, who improve to 2-0 on the year.
- Omaha falls to 1-9-1 all-time to the Jayhawks.
- Sadie Limback posted 11 kills in her 2019 season.
- Alexa Blase notched a career-high of five kills tonight.
INSIDE SET ONE
Kansas sparked a 5-0 run and went up 7-2 on Omaha early in the match. The Maverick deficit increased as Kansas recorded another run, 7-1, and went up 18-8 mid-way through the opening set. The first set went in favor of the Jayhawks via a 6-0 spurt to close out the frame.
INSIDE SET TWO
Omaha and Kansas traded points until the eighth point. Anna Blaschko notched a kill that put Omaha up 8-6, but the Jayhawks responded with a 4-0 spurt and then a 5-0 run. From there, Omaha never regained the lead. Kansas scored the final five points in the frame to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
INSIDE SET THREE
The Mavericks opened with a spark as the team went up 7-4 early in the third set. Omaha pulled together a 3-0 spurt on a Limback kill and back-to-back aces by Courtney Morehead. Kansas retook the lead with a 5-0 run, but the Mavericks refused to waiver and tied it up at 17-all. Late in the match, Kansas recorded back-to-back kills and an ace to go up 22-19. A pair of KU service errors made it 24-23, but the Jayhawks claimed the final point on an Omaha service error.
The Mavericks prep for their first road tournament of the season this week. Omaha travels to the K-State Invitational this Thursday, Sept. 5 – Friday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit OMavs.com.