11/5/2022 | 1:00 PM
Nov. 05 (Sat) / 1:00 PM
LUBBOCK, Texas – Fifth-year senior Brooke Kanas had a profession night time after reaching the 300-block milestone and now ranks sixth all-time in program historical past with 1,049 profession kills because the Pink Raiders fell simply in need of the No. 11 Baylor Bears, 17-25, 20-25, 25-16, 23-25, on Wednesday night time on the United Supermarkets Enviornment.
Kanas totaled 11 slams on 28 assaults for a .214 hitting clip, whereas including an ace, a career-high tying 4 digs and 7 blocks on the night time. Kenna Sauer posted her thirteenth double-double of the season after amassing a team-leading 19 kills and 12 digs. Sauer additionally posted three blocks and hit for .351 towards the Bears.
Reagan Cooper joined Kanas with 11 kills of her personal after recording a .346 hitting clip and three digs. Karrington Jones put collectively a powerful efficiency after going for six kills on 15 assaults (.333) and including 4 blocks.
In her first recreation again since Kansas on October 15, Reese Rhodes was in a position to tally 38 assists and 9 digs. KJ Adams, like Sauer, added 12 extra digs for the Pink Raiders whereas Alex Torres had eight of her personal. As a workforce, the Pink Raiders collected 49 kills, 43 assists, 5 aces, 57 digs and 11.0 blocks.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Baylor went out to an early lead within the set after going up 10-5. Tech obtained a degree again on a Baylor error, however the Bears scored three in a row to take a 13-6 benefit. Sauer was in a position to finish the run with a kill of her personal, however Baylor would win the following two factors. Tech gained two-straight when Sauer, Jones, Kanas and Caitlin Dugan put collectively back-to-back blocks. With Baylor main 20-11, the Pink Raiders gained four-consecutive factors when Cooper tallied two kills and Jones added one other to make it 20-15, Baylor. The Bears would shut it out, although, to win the primary set by a rating of 25-17.
The Bears had been off to a scorching begin after taking an 8-1 lead. The Pink Raiders did not bow out and would win four-straight factors, highlighted by a kill from Sauer and two-consecutive blocks from Kanas, Maddie O’Brien and Sauer. After the Bears went forward 12-8, Tech would reply with 5 factors in a row on slams from Kanas and Jones, a block by Cooper and Jones and an ace from Kanas to take a 13-12 lead. Baylor would win 5 of the following six factors, then go on one other 3-0 run to guide 21-16. The Pink Raiders obtained two extra factors again on an ace from O’Brien and a block help from O’Brien and Kanas, however Baylor ultimately took the set, 25-20.
The third set was all Pink Raiders after going up by a 10-4 rating. Within the run, Tech was in a position to get kills from Jones, Sauer and Dugan and used Baylor’s assault errors to their benefit. Baylor clawed its manner again, nevertheless, chopping into Tech’s lead at 12-10. However, the Pink Raiders obtained a kill from Cooper and an ace from Rhodes to maintain their benefit. The Pink Raiders adopted by successful 9 of the following 11 factors to take a commanding 23-13 lead. Then, Kanas put down a kill to present Tech a 25-16 third-set victory.
Baylor was out to a different early lead after going up 6-2 within the fourth set. The Pink Raiders punched again and went on a 6-0 run as Sauer and Kanas collected kills, Dugan added a service ace and Kanas and Sauer blocked some Baylor assaults. The Bears adopted with a 3-0 run to guide 9-8 earlier than Tech answered with four-straight factors on a Baylor error and three kills from Cooper. The Bears and Pink Raiders went back-and-forth within the set, earlier than Baylor pulled away at 21-18. Tech fought its manner again in it, although, chopping into the Baylor lead at 24-23 on a block from Dugan and Jones. However, the Bears would come away with the match after placing down a kill to win the set, 25-23.
Brooke Kanas is now sixth all-time in kills in Texas Tech volleyball historical past with 1,049 whereas additionally tying her season excessive in blocks with seven to place her up over 300 profession blocks for the Pink Raiders.
Kenna Sauer had her team-leading thirteenth double-double of the season with 19 kills & 12 digs.
Alex Torres made her first begin of the season at libero within the first set of the match.
Dugan recorded her first multiple-ace recreation of the season and the second of her profession giving her a complete of 4 service aces on the 12 months.
Maddie O’Brien recorded her thirty seventh service ace of the 12 months rating her at second within the Large 12.
Head Coach Tony Graystone
“Powerful end result. Not very proud of the primary set and a half with how we performed, however then the second half of the match was good. Our serves and blocks had been good throughout, holding us in it. Nonetheless, it is the primary contact piece for us… We’re struggling to get into system and the sideout recreation struggles every so often. So offensively, after we had been in system, we noticed good outcomes and put ourselves ready to increase it to 5 however got here up quick ultimately.”
On having Reese Rhodes again in lineup…
“We are able to put up an actual lineup on the market and we’re enjoying on equal footing with who we’re enjoying up towards. We spent about two weeks ready and working in place, not with the ability to go anyplace, nevertheless it was good to have [Reese] again for positive.”
On going into the following recreation…
“The emphasis proper now could be the protection on our aspect. Groups get bodily. We’re actually good if we will get a block contact and we will dig absolutely anything. When attackers get round our block, we battle. A part of it’s positioning; a part of it’s we have to get a greater contact. You consider TCU, and that’s actually their recreation. They’re bodily. It’s actually going to come back again to the serve-piece and the block-piece, after which can we defend and get again in place. It’s going to be a very good match. Every part is fairly even for us at this level ahead. We’re going to be in quite a lot of matches like tonight.”
#21 Center Blocker Brooke Kanas
On how she felt throughout the recreation and what was one thing robust her workforce did…
“We positively got here out just a little slower than we needed to. I did like our battle after a set and a half. We introduced just a little battle again and discovered just a little groove. I want we might’ve stored that going longer, however I’m happy with us for not simply falling again and taking the hit. We did convey one thing again and pushed again.”
On what they’ll convey to the following recreation to begin off on a superb foot…
“I am excited that we play on Saturday, so we do not have to attend too lengthy to do this. Simply speaking as a workforce on how we will put together, in order that we come out within the first set like we did within the third to assist us out just a little bit and determine that out collectively.”
The Pink Raiders proceed their homestand with a match on Saturday, November 5 towards the TCU Horned Frogs at 1 p.m. on the United Supermarkets Enviornment.