The Kansas State volleyball team finished the regular season on a high note, sweeping Texas Tech on the road Saturday afternoon at United Supermarkets Arena, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20.
The Wildcats (9-19, 4-12 Big 12) entered the match on a five-game losing streak before clinching the 350th win of head coach Suzie Fritz’s career. The Red Raiders (17-13, 7-9) committed 22 errors with a .067 hitting efficiency in the match.
“I was really excited about holding an opponent under .100,” Fritz, who completed her 19th season on Saturday, said in a release. “Their two best hitters, in particular, hit negative. Kayley Hollywood in her first start coming in and getting five blocks for us. Megan (Vernon) has been a good blocker for us as well, five blocks a game for both middles is really nice.”
Hollywood and Vernon both had five blocks for the Wildcats’ defense. Hollywood, who was playing in her Wildcat debut, added three digs with five kills. Holly Bonde recorded four block assists and Gloria Mutiri contributed three. Loren Hinkle’s career-best 23 digs paired with two service aces.
“Every win means something, but I don’t ever think of them as mine,” Fritz said. “I am not in the jersey. Hopefully we are contributing to their success, but it’s a pretty collective ‘we’ over the course of a lot of years and a lot of players, coaches and support staff. So, the goal is just to win as many as you can.”