No. 23 Wichita State Too Much for Crimson

Photo of Sandra Lynne Fryhofer courtesty of Gil Talbot.

HOUSTON, Texas - Sophomores Anne Carroll Ingersoll and Sandra Lynne Fryhofer led the Crimson with five and four kills each in a tough 3-0 loss to No. 23 Wichita State Friday afternoon in the first match at the Mizuno Invitational II on the campus of Rice. The nationally ranked Shockers won its six straight by topping Harvard (2-3), 25-10, 25-12, 25-10.

Ingersoll posted five kills on 11 attempts for a .273 clip, while Fryhofer had four kills and just one error on 11 attempts for the same attack percentage. Senior setter Lily Durwood handed out 14 assists and collected six digs. Sophomore Christine Wu led the squad with eight digs.

Wichita State (7-1) hit .471 in the match and had big performances from Sarah McGee, Emily Stockman, and Emily Adney who had 11, seven and six kills during the three set match.
A service ace by Kim Wadsworth gave the Shockers an early 6-1 lead in the first set.

Back-to-back kills by Emily Stockman increased the lead to 12-4 and WSU cruised to a 25-10 win.
Stockman opened the second set with back-to-back service aces and a kill by Adney gave the Shocks a 6-3 lead. Harvard cut the lead to 10-5 with a kill from freshman Jennifer Martin and a service ace by classmate Olivia Staffon, but a kill by Stephanie Tokarz put WSU up 16-9. The Shockers won the set 25-12 on a kill by McGee.

A service ace by Jackie Church put WSU in front 9-1 in the third set and an Amanda Backes ace increased the lead to 20-7. The Shockers rolled to a 25-10 win.

The Crimson plays Rice tomorrow at 2 p.m. and South Carolina at 6 p.m.