By By Daniel Hill
Baylor volleyball defeated No. 20 Kansas 3-1 (25-10, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23) on Saturday. The Bears started the match with immense intensity and jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Baylor never looked back and won the first set 25-10.
Against a ranked Kansas squad, the Bears battled in the second set. The set was closely contested and no team ever led the other by more than three points. With the Bears trailing 24-25, redshirt junior outside hitter Zoe Adom came through with the kill to tie the set at 25. With the crowd behind them, the Bears added on two more points to win the set, 27-25.
The third set was a near carbon copy of the second set, only it was Kansas that delivered in the clutch to take the set from Baylor, 24-26.Much like the second and third set, the fourth set was extremely competitive. There were seven points throughout the set when Baylor and Kansas were tied. Junior Zoe Adom led the Bears with 19 kills.
“Honestly, I just want to say that we were aggressive,” Adom said. “We all had that mentality that we were going to win, that we were going to focus on each point at a time and make sure that we got the job done tonight.”
Baylor’s win over Kansas launched their RPI into the top 50 and Baylor is now 49th in RPI. The Bears are now 17-9 and host Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.