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WVU Volleyball: Kansas Preview

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WVU Volleyball Coach Reed Sunahara sits down with The WVU Coaches Show. WVU Volleyball Coach Reed Sunahara sits down with The WVU Coaches Show.

The West Virginia University volleyball team is spending the rest of the week in Kansas for a pair of conference matches. The Mountaineers take on Kansas tomorrow and then travel to Manhattan to take on Kansas State.

WVU is 0-10 all-time against the Jayhawks and are catching them on a five game winning streak. Kansas is ranked second in the Big 12 and has a 6-1 conference record.

Kansas is leading the conference in opponent hitting percentage .136. The Jayhawks also lead in service aces averaging slightly over 1.5 per match. The Mountaineers are last in the conference in hitting percentage, but are third in blocks.

Kansas has two players at the tops of the individual stats leader boards. Junior Madison Rigdon (service aces, 38) and Cassie Walt (digs, 347) are both best in the Buig 12. On the other hand, WVU’s Mia Swanegan is tops with 103 blocks.

Outside hitter Payton Caffrey just claimed her fifth Big 12 Rookie of the Week award. Despite Caffrey’s great week, the Mountaineers are still looking to snap a four-game conference losing streak. According to coach Reed Sunahara, his team’s results are not doing their progress justice.

“I like what we’re doing, and I think we’re getting better every day,” Sunahara said “Maybe our record doesn’t show that, but we are getting better. We’re making progress, and it’s a process.”

The firs serve is at Horejsi Family Athletics Center at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be available on ESPN 3.

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