Anna Dixon and Sarah Dixon provided Kansas State with double-doubles, but West Virginia was still victorious Wednesday night. The Mountaineers won the match in four sets at WVU Coliseum, 26-28, 25-15, 25-17, 25-19.
Kansas State (7-14, 2-7 Big 12) had 21 kills in the opening set it won, with Anna Dixon contributing six of her team-high 16 in the set. West Virginia (11-11, 2-7 Big 12) had a 47-30 edge in kills after the first set and held the Wildcats to a .200 hitting efficiency through the final three sets.
“We made a lot of good volleyball plays in the first set and withstood some late-game pressure,” head coach Suzie Fritz said in a release. “We made some really nice plays at the end of the first. Frankly, I thought (West Virginia) got a lot better as the match went on and I didn’t think we matched their execution and intensity as the match wore on.”
Anna Dixon’s 16 kills and 11 digs (career best) gave her a first-career double-double. Sarah Dixon had 22 assists in the match along with 10 digs for her team-best 12th double-double of the season.
West Virginia took the final three sets in convincing fashion, finishing with a .314 hitting percentage and holding Kansas Sate to a .152 team hitting percentage. That mark was the second-lowest of the season for the Wildcats.
Kansas State makes its return to Ahearn Fieldhouse on Saturday to face TCU at 6:30 p.m.