Nov. 3, 2012
WACO - Zoe Adom had a match-high 19 kills, and Torri Campbell added 15 as Baylor defeated No. 20 Kansas, 3-1 (25-10, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23) Saturday night at before a crowd of 1,524 at the Ferrell Center. The win marked the second win over a ranked opponent this season for the Bears.
"This was a big win for us," head coach Jim Barnes said. "I thought we came out on fire tonight and Zoe and Torri showed how good they can be when they are on."
Adom has hit for double-digit kills in six-straight matches and eight of her last nine. Campbell's 15 kills tied a season high.
Hope Ogden led a group of four Bears to record double-digit digs, as she finished the match with 21. Thea Munch-Soegaard (13), Kate Harris (11), and Kayci Evans (11) also reached double digits.
Offensively, Adri Nora added 11 kills, while Alyssa Dibbern had nine kills for Baylor. Harris led the Bears on the evening in assists, recording a match-high 54.
Baylor cruised to victory in the opening set, winning by a margin of 15 points (25-20). The Bears had a .375 attack percentage for the set, while the Kansas attack managed just a -.077 percentage.
The second set was a back-and-forth battle, with Baylor prevailing by a score of 27-25. The Bears edged the Jayhawks in attack percentage for the set, .170 to .106.
The Bears came close to closing the match out in three sets, but Kansas outlasted BU by a score of 26-24 in set No. 3. The Jayhawks were hitting on all cylinders throughout the set, recording a .343 attack percentage while the Bears had a .174 percentage.
The fourth set also came down to the wire, with Baylor holding off Kansas for a 25-23 victory to close out the match win for the Bears. The Bears’ attack held a .250 percentage in the final set, while Kansas recorded a .149 percentage.
"We need to protect home court and we have Oklahoma coming in on Wednesday," Barnes said. "I hope we can get a loud and good crowd out for that one as well."
Baylor will return to the court Wednesday, Nov. 7, when the Bears play host to Oklahoma at the Ferrell Center. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.