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No. 9 Volleyball Handles K-State with 3-0 Sweep

April 1, 2021
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WACO, Texas – No. 9 Baylor volleyball bounced back nicely with a 3-0 sweep of Kansas State Wednesday afternoon at the Ferrell Center, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23.

BU (19-5) collected its third win of the season over the Wildcats (13-8) and improved its season record to 4-1 in matches following a loss.

For much of the opening set, the two sides traded points back-and-forth with a wealth of service errors on both ends. Lauren Harrison, KJ Johnson and Yossiana Pressley combined for 13 of Baylor’s 17 kills in the first frame, leading the team to a .405 clip. A Hannah Sedwick dump at 24-23 proved to be enough for the Bears to break away and take the first set.

In the second, BU brought out the defense to the tune of six blocks, with Preslie Anderson, Kara McGhee and Sedwick each tallying three. Anderson’s stuff at 8-8 and kill at 9-8 kickstarted the Bears and a four-point run a few points later swelled the lead to 19-11. McGhee accounted for a three-point service run before Anderson and Sedwick sealed the 2-0 match advantage with another block at 25-14.

The third set resembled much of the first, with both teams going back and forth. Baylor led 5-2, but K-State knotted the score and later led 19-16. Following a timeout, Pressley put one away to spark the Bears, Shanel Bramschreiber recorded an ace and a Wildcat error evened the tally. Harrison took over late in the frame, registering three kills as part of BU’s final four points as the Bears clinched their 12th sweep of the season.


To stay up to date throughout the season on all things Baylor volleyball, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorVBall.

HIGHLIGHTS

• BU collected its third win of the season over K-State.

• Baylor notched its 12th sweep of the year.

• The Bears recorded 10 total blocks on the afternoon, the 11th time in the 2020-21 campaign that they have eclipsed double figures.

• Lauren Harrison and Yossiana Pressley led the Bears with 13 kills apiece.

• It was Pressley’s 23rd outing of the season with double-digit putaways.
• Harrison has surpassed 10 kills in each of her last seven matches.

• Hannah Sedwick collected her third double-double of the season with 34 assists and 11 digs. She also led BU with six blocks.
• Kara McGhee also chipped in six blocks to tie Sedwick for the team-most.

• Shanel Bramschreiber tallied 15 digs, her 20th double-digit performance of the season and 12th outing with at least 15.

STAT OF THE MATCH
.625 – Preslie Anderson hit .625 with five kills on eight swings and no errors

TOP QUOTES

Head coach Ryan McGuyre

On getting a sweep and building momentum down the stretch of the regular season…
“This is the time of the year when you want to play your best volleyball and start moving forward. You want to learn and grow from each match. I’m probably most pleased with the energy the girls brought themselves. The atmosphere didn’t seem to affect them too much.”


Senior Preslie Anderson

On what made the difference in today’s match…
“I think we never lost sight of our overall goal. We definitely wanted to come in here and get a clean sweep, but we knew K-State was going to put up a battle. Even in times when we were down, it didn’t feel like it. The energy was good out there, it might not have been our cleanest volleyball but it definitely was one of the most fun matches that I’ve played here so far. I think always finding a way to incorporate joy in our culture when we’re playing [is important] because we always play better when we’re having fun.”


WHAT'S NEXT
No. 9 Baylor (19-5) will finish its regular-season slate with a 6 p.m. tilt against Texas State (29-8) Thursday evening at the Ferrell Center.

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