Red Raiders Close Home Stand Wednesday vs. KSU

Red Raiders Close Home Stand Wednesday vs. KSU

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech volleyball wraps up a three-match home stand and looks to remain unbeaten in league play Wednesday when it hosts Kansas State for a 6 p.m. first serve at United Supermarkets Arena.

The match will air on FOX Sports Southwest Plus with Geoff Haxton (play-by-play) and Mike Moffitt (color) on the call. Fans can stream the match online via www.FoxSportsGo.com and the FOX Sports GO app.

FAN PROMOTIONS

Panhellenic Council Night: Free t-shirts to the Panhellenic Sorority with the highest percentage of members in attendance

Tickets: $5 adult, $3 youth (ages 2-17)

Postgame autographs with the team

The Red Raiders (14-3, 3-0 Big 12) defeated Iowa State in four sets last Friday to move to 3-0 in Big 12 play for the second time in program history and first time since a 5-0 start in 2000. Tech has won eight straight matches overall and 18 of its last 22 dating back to the 2017 season.

Wednesday’s contest will close out a three-match home stand for the Red Raiders. Prior to its victory over the Cyclones, Tech topped West Virginia 3-1 and now boasts a 5-0 record at United Supermarkets Arena this season.

Despite pushing No. 5 Texas to five sets in its Big 12 opener, Kansas State (10-5, 0-4) has struggled out of the gates of league play. The Wildcats returned all but one starter from last season, led by 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 pick Kylee Zumach and 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman selection Peyton Williams. 

“[Kansas State] is a good team,” head coach Tony Graystone said. “They had a really nice nonconference, were getting votes in the Top 25 up until last week and we are pretty familiar with them. They’re a long, good blocking team. They do some things with the timing of their offense that is a little bit different from anybody else, so it’s difficult to read them sometimes. They’ve got some upperclassmen that can get it done, so I expect it to be a tough match just like all the rest of them.”

Tech and K-State split last season’s matchups with the Red Raiders taking a five set win in Lubbock while the Wildcats rallied to win in five in Manhattan. K-State leads the overall series 11-37 and has won seven of the last eight meetings. 

Live stats will be available through SidearmStats. For the latest news and updates, follow @TexasTechVB on Twitter and Instagram. Check back at www.TexasTech.com for a postgame recap.

NOTABLES

Tech has the longest active winning streak in the Big 12 at eight games

Tech is tied with Texas atop the Big 12 standings at 3-0 while Kansas is 2-0

Tech is receiving votes in the AVCA Top 25 poll for the second straight week

Tech checked in at No. 31 in the initial NCAA Volleyball RPI

Senior Missy Owens eclipsed the 3,000 career assist milestone Friday against ISU

Junior Emily Hill enters Wednesday two kills shy of 1,000 for her collegiate career

Freshman Brooke Kanas has posted double-digit kills in all three Big 12 matches

The #806D leads the Big 12 and ranks second in league play with a .161 opponent hit%

Since the start of conference, Tech leads the Big 12 in kills/set and assists/set

Tech ranks 25th nationally in hit%, 30th in opponent hit% and 30th in blocks/set

Tech is outhitting Big 12 foes .303 to .163. The .140 differential is second best in the Big 12

Tech is 1-0 this season on television after the win at No. 19 Baylor on FSSW

The crowd of 1,618 for Friday’s ISU match was the largest home crowd since 2002

Only five teams in the nation have more overall wins than Texas Tech this season

NEXT UP

The Red Raiders will head to Fort Worth on Saturday, Oct. 6, to take on TCU (10-4, 2-1). First serve from the TCU Recreational Center is set for 1 p.m. on FSSW+. Texas Tech won all three meetings against the Horned Frogs last season, including twice in Fort Worth.

                

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