Volleyball Set for Season Finale at Buffalo


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
November 29, 2013 04:20 PM
The Mountaineers are just one win shy of their first 20-win season since 1991. 
Steven Prunty photo
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University volleyball team wraps up its 2013 season with a nonconference road match at Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m.
 
“Now that Big 12 Conference play has ended for us, we are treating this match as if it is our postseason,” says coach Jill Kramer.
 
The Mountaineers (19-13, 5-11 Big 12) concluded Big 12 Conference play with a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
 
Buffalo (18-11, 6-10 MAC) hasn’t played since Saturday, Nov. 16, when it finished Mid-American Conference play with a five-set win over Bowling Green.
West Virginia has recorded its most wins in a single season since 1991, and is just one win shy of a 20-win season.
 
“This team has worked very hard to accomplish a lot of great things for the program this season and I’m looking forward to working hard one last time together for the 2013 season,” Kramer says.
 
WVU leads the all-time series against the Bulls 8-0, claiming the most recent meeting between the two schools in 2010.
 
Buffalo’s Tahleia Bishop leads the team with 400 kills and a .244 hitting percentage this season, and Kelly Svoboda has 626 digs, ranking No. 4 nationally in digs per set (5.74).
 
West Virginia sophomore setter Brittany Sample has recorded a career-high 1,149 assists this season for a 10.26 assists per set average. Sample had 40 assists and nine digs against the Sooners on Wednesday night, marking the second time this season she fell just one dig shy of her ninth double-double.
 
A full recap and information can be found at WVUSports.com following the match.
 



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