Volleyball Hosts Kansas State Friday
NORMAN — After opening conference play on the road, the Oklahoma volleyball team returns home on Friday night as it hosts Kansas State at 7 p.m. CT inside McCasland Field House.
Friday’s match is set to air on SoonerSports.tv for premium subscribers, and live stats will be available through OUStats.com. Season and single-match tickets are on sale now.
Fans can receive $5 admission for Friday's match with proof of an OU Football vs. Army ticket. There will be OU sunglasses available for the first 250 fans.
Additionally, the Sooners welcome back numerous OU Volleyball alumni at the match as Friday kicks off Alumni Weekend.
Last Time Out
The Sooners dropped their Big 12 opener on Wednesday night, falling 3-0 to TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frogs won 25-23, 25-18, 25-20.
Overall, the Sooners led the Horned Frogs in hitting percentage, .315-.276. Additionally, OU totaled 44 kills, just one shy of TCU's 45.
Sophomore defensive specialist Keyton Kinley led the match with 17 digs. Senior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking paced Oklahoma with 12 kills while sophomore setter Kylee McLaughlin totaled a team-high 35 assists.
Enneking Closing in on 1,000 Kills
Senior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking owns 977 kills in her collegiate career. She is just 23 kills away from becoming the 14th member of Oklahoma’s 1,000 kill club.
Enneking has set program records for kills twice this season. In the season opener against Xavier, she matched her own school record with 19 kills in a three-set match. Against VCU, Enneking tallied 27 kills, breaking her own record for kills in a four-set match (previously 26 kills).
Previewing Kansas State
Although the Sooners lead the Wildcats 53-33-1 (27-14 in Norman) all-time, Kansas State has won the last six meetings. The Wildcats led the league at the end of non-conference play with a 10-1 record, but fell to Texas 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Kylee Zumach leads the KSU offense with 4.20 kills per set this year while setter Sarah Dixon is averaging 11.74 assists per period. Macy Flowers holds a team-high 1.64 blocks per set, and libero Devan Fairfield holds 3.55 digs per set.
Up Next: Kansas & Baylor
The Sooners continue conference play with another split week, hosting Kansas on Sept. 26 at McCasland Field House before traveling to Waco, Texas, on Sept. 28 to take on currently No. 19 Baylor. Both matches are set to air on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT.