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WVU Volleyball Falls in Five Sets Against Visiting K-State

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The West Virginia University volleyball team opened the home portion of its 2020 schedule with a 3-2 loss against visiting Kansas State on Thursday.

The Mountaineers (1-2) dropped the opening set 25-21 before taking the next two 25-17 and 27-25. K-State (2-1), however, slipped past WVU in the final two sets 26-24 and 15-13 for the win.

Natali Petrova and Kristin Lux led WVU with 17 kills each, while Briana Lynch chipped in with 16 kills. Alexa Hasting led the Mountaineers with 16 digs in the loss. For Kansas State, Jayden Nembhard led all players Thursday with 24 kills while Mackenzie Morris finished with 18 digs.

The Mountaineers and Wildcats will play again Friday in Morgantown. That match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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