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Baylor Volleyball Slips at Kansas State in Four

Baylor volleyball (18-7, 6-3 Big 12) fell short on the road to the Kansas State Wildcats (17-6, 6-4 Big 12), 22-25, 25-21, 13-25, 20-25, Saturday evening at the Ahearn Field House.

The loss snapped a three-match win streak for BU, but extended a stretch of 19 matches where the Bears have taken at least one set in each match.

Redshirt junior Katie Staiger continued to pace the BU offense, posting 22 kills and 13 digs, notching her Big 12-best 13th double-double of the season.

The two teams were square through most of the first set, with BU tying the set at 21-21. The Wildcats ran off a 4-1 run, stealing the first, 25-22.

In the second frame, the Wildcats jumped to an early lead, up 5-0. The Bears clawed back into the set, tying the score at 16-16. KSU looked to be pulling away late, up 21-18, but a 7-0 run, led by Morgan Reed, snagged the second set for BU, tying the match at 1-1.

The third and fourth frames were dominated by KSU, with the Wildcats posting a 92% sideout margin in the third, taking the 25-13 set and 2-1 match lead.

In the fourth, the Bears found themselves in another deep hole, trailing at 20-12. BU managed to rattle off a 7-1 run, pulling to within two at 21-19.

The Wildcats flexed out the home stretch of the fourth though, closing the set and match on a 4-1 run.

• BU logged double-digit blocks (10.0) for the fourth-consecutive match, posting its 12th 10+ block performance this season.

• The stretch marks the first time Baylor has posted double-digit blocks in four-straight conference matches since Nov. 19-29, 2008.

• Katie Staiger (22 kills, 13 digs) posted her 13th double-double of the season and the 15th of her Baylor career.

• Aniah Philo (11 kills, 10 digs) notched her sixth double-double at Baylor and the 10th of her collegiate career.


“On the road against great teams, you have to respond and react swiftly. The adjustments we made throughout the match just came too late. It forced us to play from behind in most of the sets.” –Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre

13 – the number of double-doubles posted by Katie Staiger this season, exceeding last year’s team season total of 12. BU players have posted a total of 26 double-doubles this season.

Baylor heads to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the United Supermarkets Arena.

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