For the Second Consecutive Night, Shorthanded KU Volleyball Falls in 5 Sets to West Virginia
The Kanas volleyball team played without their kills leader Jenny Mosser for the second day. They managed to take lead in one set only while West Virginia prevailed in the remaining five sets. Mosser’s availability is still unkown.
It is reported that the team only had a day to prepare playing without her and for a young team to “piece it together” is tough. New players are moving in to make up for her absence.
Elise McGHie, the freshman, battled it out in the net during the fourth set and that almost nearly worked for the Kanas Volleyball team.
All the new players outshined and come to the forefront. Even though the start was rather sluggish The Jayhawks were on fire in set 2 and 3 and had an opportunity to end the match earlier in set 4.
Caroline Crawford pushed Jayhwaks to take their first lead since the first set. Her perfect blocks pulled KU ahead. Also, freshman Karli Schmidt and junior Paige Shaw delieverd some big swings to get the momentum going.
Other names to mention are junior middle blocker Rachel Langs who performed well. Bechard pumped them up by calling a timeout when they were loosing the third set. The team responded by giving him 4 back to back points.
Even though they ended up with a blow, Bechard realized it was an important experience.
KU will return to action at 6 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma.