Wichita State assists-leader Kali Eaken is likely done for the year, while points per set leader Megan Talfinger is also nursing an injury.
Following week 1 of AAC action, Tulsa, Wichita State and SMU remain undefeated at 2-0 in conference action. USF and UConn earned their first conference victories Sunday afternoon.
Wichita State emerged the victor, 3-2, in an all-out American Athletic Conference-opening matchup with Tulane. Youth sustained the Shockers, as freshman Megan Taflinger tallied career-highs with 17 kills and 13 digs to key the win.
The Cyclones rebounded from Friday’s four set loss to No. 14 Creighton with a four-set victory over the Shockers with help from a crushing block and nine or more kills by five players.
The Commodores outperformed the Shockers in attack percentage and blocks, however Wichita State registered more kills, assists and digs, in the 5-set victory.
Tabitha Brown led the Shockers to a four set victory of Howard on Sunday afternoon.
Former Louisville setter Kali Eaken is headed back to her home state by transferring to Wichita State for 2018.
New Louisville head coach Dani Busboom Kelly has brought in a transfer to supplement her setting group.
The No. 8-ranked UNC Tar Heels made quick work of the 2015 ACC Champion Louisville, maintaining their perfect 8-0 ACC record.