From K-State Athletics
K-State concluded its exhibition slate with a come-from-behind five-set win over Missouri Saturday afternoon at Ahearn Field House, 25-22, 14-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-11.
“We were pleased,” head coach Suzie Fritz said following the match. “What a great opportunity for us to, organically, have to play well and play long and play consistently and having to come back after being down 2-1. I just think there were a lot of tremendous learning opportunities for us in that one. Also, to be able to gain some confidence and find our way through and win in five is, I think, a really good start for us.”
Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Brynn Carlson led the Wildcats with 19 kills, as three Cats reached double-digit kills. Sophomore opposite Gloria Mutiri added a dozen while redshirt junior middle blocker Peyton Williams finished with 10.
K-State officially begins its 2019 campaign on August 30 at the Wolfpack Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina. There, the Cats will face off against host N.C. State, Austin Peay and Maryland.
The Cats’ 2019 home opener is slated for September 5 against Clemson at 6 p.m. The matchup with the Tigers kicks off the annual K-State Invitational which will be played September 5-7 at Bramlage Coliseum. The three-day tournament also features Omaha and Central Arkansas, with all-session tickets available for just $10.