Rachel Langs Sets KU Blocking Record with 14 Stuffs vs. OU

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 27th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

Freshman middle blocker Rachel Langs was a key factor in Kansas’ five-set win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night, racking up a school record 14 blocks to go with 10 kills.

Langs’ net defense was a big part of the Jayhawks’ 20 team blocks, which marked just the second 20 block effort in the rally scoring era (since 2001).

Lang’s blocking haul marked the most for a Jayhawk player since Tayler Soucie notched 13 in a five-setter against Oklahoma on Nov. 29, 2014.

Three players had posted double-digit efforts since Soucle’s then-record effort:

  • 12 – Tayler Soucle vs. LMU, 12/11/2015
  • 11 – Tayler Soucle vs. TCU, 11/12/2016
  • 10 – Zoe Hill vs. Oklahoma, 10/25/2017

The sideout scoring record of 12 was set by Anne Kreimer on Nov. 21, 1998 against Iowa State.

Langs previous season high of eight blocks came against Loyola Marymount, Sept. 8 and Drake on Sept. 18. She has tallied 49 total blocks on the season, including five or more on five occasions.

Langs’ performance on Wednesday  left an impression on her coach.

“We are so happy for Rachel — 14 blocks is not something you see often in this game,” head coach Ray Bechard said. “For her to rewrite our record books after just a few matches as a freshman says a lot about what she brings to our team.”

With the win over the Oklahoma, Kansas moved to 9-4 on the season and 2-0 in Big 12 play. Next up for the Jayhawks is an Oct. 3 match against West Virginia in Lawrence, Kan.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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