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K-State volleyball wraps up spring at UMKC

By The Mercury

The K-State volleyball team concluded its spring slate of scrimmages on Saturday with a 1-1-2 record at the Kansas City Tournament held at UMKC.

The Wildcats split their matches against Pittsburg State and Kansas City, while they beat Rockhurst (26-24, 29-27) in the first of two afternoon matches.

In the 23-25, 25-21 split against Pittsburg State, Chelsea Keating had five kills on nine errorless attempts for a .556 hitting percentage. Freshman outside hitter Kylee Zumach had a team-high eight kills on 21 attempts. Gina Madonia and Dallas Gardner each had two aces while Gardner led the way with eight digs.

After losing to the professional team, HAVOC, 18-25 and 25-27, K-State bounced back with the win over Rockhurst.

Zumach had 10 kills, Keating recorded six kills, and middle blockers Taylor Johnson and Katie Reininger also registered six kills each.

Katie Brand added three kills and an ace. Kersten Kober finished with a team-high 13 digs.

In the 23-25, 25-23 split against Kansas City, Zumach once again led K-State in kills with 10, but Brooke Sassin added nine kills with a .350 hitting percentage.

Seniors-to-be Natali Jones and Keating had six kills each. Sheridan Zarda led K-State with 11 digs, and Kober chipped in nine digs.

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