- Wichita State (RV) def. Houston 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-18)
- Wichita State moves to 14-3 overall, 6-0 AAC
- Houston drops to 6-8 overall, 2-4 AAC
- Houston, Texas
- Attendance: 441
- Box Score
- VolleyMob Top 25 (Week 7)
Wichita State (RV) made short work of the Houston Cougars in an afternoon tilt that saw Shocker setter Emily Hiebert record the 1,000th dig of her career.
In addition to her defensive milestone, the senior also dished out 37 assists. Other key contributions for the Shockers came from senior middle Abbie Lehman, who led the visitors with 16 kills and five blocks, and junior outside Tabitha Brown, who registered a double-double (15 kills, 15 digs). Freshman libero Giorgia Civita paced back-row defense with 15 digs.
For the Cougars, sophomore outside Megan Duncan led the host school with a team-high six kills, the seventh time this season she has led Houston in that category. Defensively, sophomore libero Katie Karbo recorded 13 digs.
Wichita State controlled the first set and reached set point on a double block by senior outside Mikaela Raudsepp and freshman middle Emma Wright. A kill by Brown gave them the frame 25-14.
In the second, senior libero Gabi Mostrom served 12 straight to create separation and the Shockers followed that scoring rampage with another 14-1 run to record a decisive 25-8 victory.
The third frame was all Wichita State as well, with the Shockers sealing the victory on Brown’s 15th kill of the afternoon.
Wichita State returns home to host SMU on Friday, while Houston welcomes Cincinnati to their home arena, also on Friday.
Congrats Emily Hiebert on 1,000 career digs! pic.twitter.com/qtM59VgDa9
— WichitaSt Volleyball (@GoShockersVB) October 8, 2017
Courtesy: Wichita State Athletics
No. 24 Shockers Improve to 6-0 In American
HOUSTON, Texas – No. 24 Wichita State hit .396 on the way to a 3-0 win at Houston. The Shockers (14-3, 6-0) won by scores of 25-14, 25-8 and 25-18.
Abbie Lehman led the Shockers with 16 kills and five blocks, while Tabitha Brown had 15 kills and 15 digs. Emily Hiebert had 37 assists and Giorgia Civita had 15 digs.
• The Shockers ran away with a 25-14 win in the first set
• An Alex Koon kill gave the Shockers an early 6-3 lead
• Two-straight blocks from Abbie Lehman pushed the lead to 11-5 and forced Houston to use a timeout
• Three-straight Lehman kills gave WSU a 15-7 lead
• WSU reached set point at 24-12 on a block by Raudsepp and Wright and a Brown kill gave the Shockers the 25-14 win
• Abbie Lehman and Tabitha Brown each had six kills
• Emily Hiebert had 12 assists and Giorgia Civita had six digs
• WSU closed the set on a 14-1 run for a 25-8 win
• The second set went back and forth until a Koon kill gave the Shockers a 7-4 lead
• Five-straight Shocker kills, three from Lehman and one each from Brown and Raudsepp, increased the lead to 16-7
• Behind the serving of Gabi Mostrom, the Shockers used a 12-0 run to pull away and finished the set on a 14-1 run for the 25-8 win
• WSU swept the match with a 25-18 win in the third set
• Four kills and two blocks gave the Shockers a quick 6-0 lead in the third set and led to a Houston timeout
• After WSU took a 7-0 lead, Houston answered with five-straight to cut the lead to 7-5
• Kills from Brown and Raudsepp gave WSU a 14-10 lead, but the Cougars pulled to within 15-14 after two-straight Shocker hitting errors
• Three kills and a block from Brown gave WSU a 20-15 lead and the Shockers won 25-18 on another Brown kill
• The Shockers are next in action on Fri., Oct. 13 when they host SMU at 7 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena
Courtesy: Houston Athletics
Houston Falls to No. 24 Wichita State, 3-0
Cougars post 2-2 record across homestand
HOUSTON, Texas — The University of Houston Volleyball program fell 3-0 (14-25, 8-25, 18-25) to No. 24 Wichita State on Sunday afternoon inside Athletics/Alumni Center.
With the decision, the Cougars fall to 6-8 on the season on 2-4 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Shockers improved to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in league action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Wichita State never trailed in taking the opening set 25-14.
In the second set, the two teams traded points early, but the Shockers pulled away for a 25-8 victory to hold a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Wichita State opened the third set with a 7-0 run, but Houston answered with a 8-2 run, highlighted by
a pair of kills from redshirt junior Chenelle Walker, to pull within one point at 9-8. The Cougars kept it close, trailing 16-15, until the Shockers closed the set on a 9-3 run to end the match in straight sets.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Sophomore outside hitter Megan Duncan led Houston with six kills, her seventh time to lead the team on the season with all coming in the last eight matches.
• Senior middle blocker Brianna Gardner, freshman outside hitter Silvia Pertens and Walker all recorded five kills.
• Freshman setter Abby Irvine tallied 15 assists, while senior setter Keandra McCardell finished with seven assists.
• Defensively, sophomore libero Katie Karbo and senior outside hitter Sarah Afflerbaugh recorded 13 and eight digs, respectively.
• Wichita State outhit the Cougars, .396-.056.
The Cougars will continue play in The American with visits to Cincinnati on Oct. 13 and ECU on Oct. 15.