MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University volleyball team fell to Baylor, 3-0, on Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
“Baylor played really well. They hit a really high clip. One of the things that it says is that we just didn’t block and defend as well as we normally have,” says coach Jill Kramer. “I don’t think that they did a whole lot of things different than anyone else we have played to this point. We just need to execute better and have more discipline.”
The Bears (9-11, 1-3) posted a .299 team hitting percentage, while forcing the Mountaineers (15-3, 2-2) into 16 hitting errors.
West Virginia sophomore setter Brittany Sample
posted her fifth double-double of the season, behind 30 assists and 12 digs to go along with five kills in just three sets played.
The five kills tied Sample’s career high.
Freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson
provided 17 kills, one shy of her career high, and sophomore outside hitter Hannah Sackket chipped in 11 kills on 26 attempts for a .308 hitting percentage.
After trailing 2-6 in the first set, the Mountaineers fought back. Anderson and Sackett led all players with six kills each. But the Bears would get the necessary points late in the game to win the set 25-23.
Baylor continued its hot hitting in the second set. The Bears hit .324 as a team, and won the set 25-20.
West Virginia led 18-12 in the third set, but the Bears fought back. Baylor ended the set on the 13-4 run, led by 13 assists from setter Amy Rosenbaum, to win the third set, 25-22.
“We have to get back in the gym. It was just one match, but we have stay disciplined and make sure it’s just one match,” Kramer says.
The Mountaineers travel to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m.