Kansas Tames Buffaloes, 3-1
Oct. 10, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
Junior Natalie Uhart and freshman Jenna Kaiser recorded career highs in kills, combining for 33, while freshman Melissa Manda added 24 digs as the
The Jayhawks earned the win by scores of 30-23, 30-26, 22-30 and 30-27 to improve to 10-8 overall and 3-5 in the Big 12. The Buffaloes fall to 5-11 and 0-8 in conference play.
Three different Jayhawks enjoyed career nights to help the team earn its third conference victory of the season, and second at home. Kaiser collected 19 kills, the most by a KU athlete this year, while Uhart's 14 kills and six block assists were also career highs. Sophomore Katie Martincich chipped in a season-high 34 assists to go along with 26 assists from senior Emily Brown.
"I am extremely excited with the win," said head
In the first game, three different Jayhawks recorded four kills as
KU made another late stand in the second game of the night as well. Junior Natalie Uhart recorded a kill, a block and two block assists in the final four points as
Game two was a wild affair as the lead changed hands seven different times with 11 ties.
"We were finally able to make a strong run at the end of game four," said Bechard. "I feel like we played at our highest level all year tonight in game four. We played with a great competitive fire and spirit."
"It was great to bounce back with a win tonight," added Bechard.
As a team, KU recorded season-bests for a four-game match in kills (68), assists (64), digs (81) and blocks (18).
The Jayhawks will travel to