Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State volleyball puts win streak on line vs. No. 3 Texas on Saturday

Eagle staff

Wichita State volleyball is 8-23 vs. ranked teams since the 2006 season with one win over a top-10 opponent. Opportunities like that are rare and victories are even rarer.

On Saturday afternoon, the Shockers play No. 3 Texas in the Rams Volleyball Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. It is the highest-ranked opponent faced by WSU since an NCAA match against No. 2 Nebraska in 2007.

WSU (4-2) takes a three-match win streak into Saturday after defeating host Colorado State 3-0 on Thursday. The Shockers hit a season-high .440 with a season-low six attack errors. Jody Larson led WSU with 15 kills. She is averaging 12.8 kills a match over WSU’s last five matches.

The Longhorns, last season’s NCAA runnerup, are 5-1 entering Friday night’s match against Colorado State.

Since a 2008 win over No. 10 Cal Poly, WSU is 0-6 against top 10 teams.

The Shockers finish their road trip with a match against Samford at 1 p.m. Sunday in Fort Collins.

WICHITA STATE SCHEDULE

August

Iowa State Challenge at Ames, Iowa

Iowa State 3, WSU 0

WSU 3, Creighton 2

September

Shocker Volleyball Classic

Cincinnati 3, WSU 1

WSU 3, IUPUI 0

WSU 3, Marquette 0

Rams Volleyball Classic at Fort Collins, Colo.

WSU 3, Colorado State 0

10 — vs. Texas, 1 p.m.

11 — vs. Samford, 1 p.m. at Fort Collins, Colo.*

Roadrunners Roundup at San Antonio

16 — vs. Texas Tech, 9 a.m.

16 — vs. Texas State, 3 p.m.

17 — at Texas San-Antonio, noon

23 — at Missouri State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

26 — Evansville, 7 p.m. (Cox 22)

October

30 — at Drake, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

1 — at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

7 — Loyola, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

8 — Bradley, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

10 — Southern Illinois, 7 p.m. (Cox 22)

14 — at Indiana State, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

16 — at Illinois State, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)

21 — Missouri State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

28 — Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

29 — Drake, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

November

4 — at Bradley, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

5 — at Loyola, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

11 — Illinois State, 5 p.m. (Cox 22)

12 — Indiana State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

18 — at Southern Illinois, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

19 — at Evansville, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)

MVC Tournament

24-26 — at Cedar Falls, Iowa (ESPN3)

* Not affiliated with Rams Volleyball Classic

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