Correa leads volleyball team to win

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Freshman Janaina Correa posted 11 kills as the University of Kansas volleyball team swept Colorado 3-0 in a Big 12 Conference match-up Saturday afternoon at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

The Jayhawks (8-4, 1-1 Big 12) swept the Buffaloes (9-3, 1-1 Big 12) in three games, 30-24, 30-28 and 30-25. The last time KU shutout Colorado was Oct. 23, 1986.

Correa paced Kansas with 11 kills, committing no errors for a match-high .524 attack percentage. Correa also added 12 digs while libero Jill Dorsey added 10 to the defensive effort. Ashley Michaels had 10 kills while three other Jayhawks added seven or more kills and Ashley Bechard posted a match-high 34 assists.

KU tallied a season-high 12 services aces in the win. The loss snapped a three-match win streak for the Buffs, who still lead the all-time series against Kansas 28-7.

"It was all about serving today," KU head coach Ray Bechard said. "We had 12 service aces and seven errors. When they can't get the ball to [Monique] Gerlach and [Austin] Zimmerman -- that's where they really needed to go -- and we stopped them from doing that."

"It seemed like at times, they [KU] were not as interested in the match as we [the coaches] wanted them to be," he added. "But I think they were just very workman-like and methodical and stuck with the game plan."

The Jayhawks will return to the Horejsi Family Athletics Center Monday night for a non-conference match-up with UMKC. Match time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Top Stories