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UNO Volleyball falls to Kansas | KTIC Radio

UNO Volleyball falls to Kansas

UNO Volleyball falls to Kansas

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.

NOTES

  • 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.

LOOKING AHEAD
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.

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