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Kansas State volleyball goes 2-1 in Loyola-Chicago’s Rambler Problem

Ok-State volleyball workforce members get into their defensive formation to arrange for the serve from Baylor. The Cats performed the Baylor Bears on September 26, 2021 at Bramlage Colliseum. (Archive photograph by Madison Riebel | Collegian Media Group)

This previous weekend, Ok-State volleyball took a visit to the windy metropolis of Chicago to tackle the Rambler Problem, hosted by Loyola-Chicago.

To start out the weekend, the Wildcats took on Rutgers in a fast three-set match the place the Wildcats confirmed simply how dominant they are often.

In set one, each groups got here out making performs early. With the Wildcats down 0-3 early within the set, they rapidly overcame their sluggish begin and held their floor towards the Scarlet Knights with no workforce getting forward by greater than three. All through the set, the Wildcats lastly discovered their footing and took the result in ultimately win the set 28-26.

Coming off the shut first-set victory, the Wildcats took an early 14-10 lead and held onto the lead for the whole set. As soon as once more, neither workforce was capable of fully break free from the opposite, and the Wildcats went on a run to take the set for themselves 25-19. With six being the most important lead of the set, each groups held one other shut set.

The third set fared equally to the others with each groups going backwards and forwards with 5 whole lead modifications. Though the Wildcats led the Scarlet Knights many of the set, Rutgers didn’t again down. They fought again and took the lead close to the top of the set, all earlier than the Wildcats in the end gained 25-22.

Through the match, some new faces positioned themselves because the stat leaders. In kills, Aliyah Carter led the Wildcats with 13, whereas Shaylee Myers and Kadye Fernholz supported with 10 and 7, respectively. Solely two gamers recorded assists for the Wildcats: Loren Hinkle (35) and Mackenzie Morris (3).

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The second match of the weekend got here towards the Loyola-Chicago Wolves, handing the Wildcats their second lack of the season.

The Wildcats confirmed promise through the first set with each groups neck and neck all through. Falling behind 24-19, one level away from dropping the set, Ok-State held their floor, continuing to attain seven straight factors and take a 1-0 lead.

The Wolves got here out firing on all cylinders after dropping the primary set, taking an early 5-0 lead earlier than the Wildcats scored their first level of the set. The Wolves then scored 4 straight factors earlier than the Wildcats might catch a break and rating once more, on a kill by Haley Warner. The Wolves continued to outscore the Wildcats, ending within the Wolves taking the set 25-9. 

With the match tied 1-1, the third set offered an enormous alternative for every workforce, each preserving the set shut till the top. At 23-23, the Wolves willed themselves on a three-point run, the run wanted for them to take the set.

Heading into set down 2-1, the Wildcats couldn’t discover the offensive manufacturing they wanted. The Wildcats fell behind rapidly and trailed the whole set. The Wolves took the set 25-15, and subsequently the match. The loss marked the Wildcats’ second of the season.

Within the match, Ok-State was led in kills by Sydney Bolding with 11, Aliyah Carter with 9 and Elena Baka with seven. Help-wise, Loren Hinkle led the Wildcats with 22, Ava Legrand with seven and Mackenzie Morris with three.

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The final match of the weekend got here towards St. Thomas the place the Wildcats bounced again and managed the match.

Within the first set, the Wildcats flew round on the ground, showcasing their type of play this season. The Wildcats scored six straight within the set to take a 20-8 lead and end the set 25-12.

Ok-State was equally as dominant within the second set as they have been within the first. They went on an 11-3 run to shut out the set, with the ultimate rating of the set 25-15.

As soon as once more, the Wildcats continued to flash their potential the whole match. After a really stable first two units, the Wildcats have been capable of put the Tommies away, beating them 25-16 within the third set and taking the match 3-0.

Through the match, the Wildcats have been led by Elena Baka and Shaylee Myers in kills, every with 11, adopted by Kadye Fernholz with six. In assists, Ava Legrand led the workforce with 31, adopted by Mackenzie Morris with three and Molly Ramsey with one.

Ok-State confronted UMKC on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, and swept the Roos 3-0. The Wildcats journey to Houston on Friday, Sept. 16 to wrap up their non-conference schedule within the Rice Adidas Invitational towards the Rice Owls (8-1) and the 17-ranked Creighton Bluejays (7-2).