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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 Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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