Monday, September 10, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 13


UH clawed in Kansas

By Stuart Clements
Daily Cougar Staff

The University of Houston volleyball team competed in Manhattan, Kan., this weekend at the Wildcat Classic Tournament, held by Kansas State
University. The Cougars came in third in the four-team tournament, logging a win against the University of Arkansas in the final match.

UH opened play against the No. 26 nationally ranked Washington State Cougars and suffered a 3-0 whitewash Friday.

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Junior outside hitter Jane Anne Karasek slams a shot against Rice during action in the Crowne Plaza/Rice Invitational tournament.

Washington State's Holly Harris had 15 kills and five blocks to lead the WSU Cougars in their three wins, 33-31, 30-26, and 30-28. UH's Jennifer
Wittenburg led all players with 22 kills. The team dropped to 2-3 with the loss to WSU.

UH next battled against the 22nd-ranked Kansas State Wildcats Saturday morning. The Cougars opened strong to win the first game 30-23, but the
Wildcats clawed back to win the next three games, 30-24, 30-20 and 30-24. KSU's fierce comeback cost UH the match, 3-1.

The Cougars climbed back into the winner's column when they pounded the Arkansas Razorbacks 3-2 Saturday afternoon. The 33-31, 20-30,
30-25, 25-30, 15-10 battle against the Razorbacks improved the team's record to 3-4 for the season.

UH's junior Jane Anne Karasek and senior All-American candidate Jennifer Wittenburg deserve mention for their outstanding play at the weekend

Karasek averaged 3.6 kills and 2.9 digs per game. In addition, the athletic junior held a .231 hitting percentage. Her aggressive play included six
blocked shots and three service aces.

Wittenburg was named to the All-Tournament Team for her continued outstanding play. The sixth-year senior had a .215 hitting percentage this
weekend with seven blocks and six service aces. She averaged 5.2 kills and 3.8 digs per game.

The UH volleyball team will face undefeated Montana State on Friday at the University Centre Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The Cougars will also
face the University of Connecticut and the University of Florida at the tournament.

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