KU volleyball sweeps Utah Valley, improves to 4-0

Kansas sophomore Ainise Havili concentrates as she makes a set during the Jayhawks' volleyball match against in-state rival Kansas State Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at the Horejsi Center. The Jayhawks bested the Wildcats, 3-1, and improved to 13-0 on the year.

Kansas senior setter Ainise Havili recorded her fourth double-double and the KU volleyball team rolled past Utah Valley in straight sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, on Thursday in Orem, Utah.

Havili helped the Jayhawks to a season-high .310 hit percentage with 39 assists, 12 digs and seven kills. The main beneficiaries on offense were Kelsie Payne (18 kills), Madison Rigdon (11) and Ashley Smith (8).

“We were pretty steady from an offensive standpoint tonight,” KU coach Ray Bechard said.

The ninth-ranked Jayhawks (4-0) will face Long Beach State at 3 p.m. Friday.


Phil Leister

Just because Havili is getting "assists" doesn't mean she's "passing" the ball. She's "setting", because she's a setter. At least learn the terminology if you're going to report it.

The people doing the "passing" on the volleyball court are in fact the people receiving the serve, and passing the ball to Havili to set.

9 months, 3 weeks ago


Dirk Medema

The libero passes the ball also.

9 months, 3 weeks ago


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