Texas Tech Volleyball Upsets No. 14 Kansas State|
Oct. 27, 1999
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech Red Raiders upset the Kansas State Wildcats in front of 398 fans tonight at Coronado High School to improve their record to 15-9, 4-8 in the Big 12. The Wildcats, who came into the game on top of the Big 12 standings and ranked No. 14 in the country, fall to 15-4 overall and 9-2 in the Big 12.
The Raiders had their backs against the wall in the fourth game. Down two games to one and trailing in the match 10-3, the Raiders refused to fold. Instead the Tech Women ripped off 11 straight points and won the game by a score of 15-11. Tech then came back in the decisive fifth game to defeat the Wildcats 15-13.
?Being down 10-3 and then coming back to win that game showed a lot of character,? Tech coach Jeff Nelson said after the match. ?It was a big momentum swing and a great win.?
The Raiders opened the match with a 15-12 win but Kansas State came back in the second match to win 15-6. After winning the third match 15-12 the Red Raiders responded to pull off their first victory of the season over a ranked opponent. For Tech it was also the first match to go to five games this season.
Freshman Ann Romjue led the Red Raiders with 16 kills and three Red Raiders finished with double-doubles. Romjue added 16 digs to go with her 16 kills, Jenny Donohoo added 13 kills and 10 digs and Lori Garber contributed 13 kills and 14 digs. Collen smith led the team with 3 solo blocks.