Xavier Comes Up Short Versus Kansas

Mike Johnson and the Musketeers will face Loyola Marymount tonight at 7 p.m. in their final match of the Golden Dome Invitational.

Mike Johnson and the Musketeers will face Loyola Marymount tonight at 7 p.m. in their final match of the Golden Dome Invitational.

Sept. 15, 2012

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Following a five-set match against Notre Dame last evening, Xavier struggled to find its legs in a three-set loss to Kansas (25-15, 25-21, 25-17) on Saturday morning. The Musketeers fall to 7-6 on the season, while the Jayhawks improve to 11-1.

Kansas jumped out to an 8-2 advantage and cruised to a first-set win, 25-15. The Musketeers got moving in the second set and built a 19-17 lead, but were unable to maintain the margin. An 8-2 run for the Jayhawks closed the game and put Xavier down two sets headed into intermission. Kansas went on to win the match after claiming the third set, 25-17.

Sarah Brown led the Musketeers with 10 kills and Aubree Smith recorded 21 assists. Stephanie Vorherr surpassed 1,800 digs in her career with a 19-dig performance. She now has 1,814 digs.

Xavier wraps up the Golden Dome Invitational with a 7 p.m. match tonight against Loyola Marymount. The Lions lost their opening match of the tournament against Kansas and play Notre Dame at 1 p.m.