West Virginia volleyball defeated No. 10 Kansas Friday night for the program’s first-ever victory over a top-10 ranked opponent.
WVU (2-3 Big 12) won sets one, three and five to eke out the upset win. After forcing a fifth set with a 25-20 win in set four, Kansas (1-4) led the Mountaineers 8-5 at one point in the final frame.
A block from senior Audrey Adams, however, kicked off a 3-0 run for the Mountaineers and WVU was eventually able to win 15-12 and secure the match victory.
“We never gave up,” head coach Reed Sunahara said after the match. “I’m proud of the way we played. We were down 8-5 in the fifth. We battled. I told our team that we had to make plays and convert those plays into points, and that’s what we did at the end. We made plays down the stretch. Kansas is a good team, but we didn’t back down. We had ourselves a battle, and luckily, we came out on top.”
WVU will complete the two-game series against Kansas Saturday evening before returning to Morgantown.