Kansas Wraps Up Season With 3-0 Sweep Over Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kansas volleyball ended its season on a high note winning a three-game match at Texas Tech Wednesday night. KU swept the Red Raiders 30-28, 30-21 and 30-23 for a 13-17 overall record in 2007 and a 6-14 mark in Big 12 play. Texas Tech fell to 7-21 on the season and 1-18 in conference matches.

Senior Caitlin Mahoney had 11 kills with a team-best .625 hitting efficiency in her final outing in the crimson and blue along with four assists. Fellow senior Emily Brown had 10 kills to go with a team-high 26 assists and 13 digs in her ninth triple-double this year.

Freshman Jenna Kaiser led the team with 13 kills. Savannah Noyes added nine kills hitting at a .500 clip. Katie Martincich notched 17 assists and Melissa Manda dug up 11 balls in the Jayhawks' final match.

Game one was a tight race up until game point. As Kansas trailed 24-22, the Jayhawks went on a five-point run to take a 27-24 advantage over the Red Raiders, but Texas Tech answered back with four of the next five points to tie the game at 28-all. Back-to-back kills by Noyes and Garlington ended the Raiders' run in a 30-28 victory. Kansas held a 21-12 advantage in kills and out dug the opponents 13-6. Mahoney and Noyes were each perfect in their attack attempts going 4-for-4.

In the second game, Garlington served for eight straight points including three aces to help Kansas to a seven point lead at 24-17. Texas Tech was only able to grab four more points for the remainder of the contest as Uhart and Mahoney blocked a Red Raider attack to seal KU's 30-21 win. The Jayhawks hit a match-high .424 committing just three errors during game two.

Kansas opened the third game with a 5-1 run and never slowed down as they went on to record a 30-23 win. Garlington again served eight straight points for the Jayhawks to help KU take a commanding 16-5 lead. Mahoney ended her career as a Jayhawk with a kill for match point.

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