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Slate: Volleyball keeps streak alive

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Plus Bill Snyder’s weekly press conference and news and notes from around Wildcatland

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Volleyball

The VolleyCats are on a roll in 2018, and with a sweep of UMKC on Tuesday night in Kansas City, the Cats improved to 9-1 on the season. Senior Kylee Zumach turned in a double-double for the Cats, and three Wildcats turned in double-digit kills performances on the night. Also with the win, the Wildcats improve their win streak over UMKC, which now sits at an amazing 31 games. Up next for the Wildcats is a trip to Minneapolis, MN for the Gopher Fall Classic where they will meet Green Bay on Friday at 7pm CDT before facing No. 7 Minnesota on Saturday at 7:30pm CDT.

Football

Bill Snyder hosted his weeleky press conference on Tuesday, and talked a lot about the game last Saturday and moving on from the loss.

A lot is being written and discussed about the Kansas State offensive line, which has been basically living up to its moniker so far this season. Kellis Robinett at the Eagle writes that the line is seeking redemption; Arne Green over at the Topeka Capital-Journal notes that the line has vowed to shed a “soft” label that has been applied to them early this season. Overall, as Avery Osen at the K-State Collegian writes, the K-State offense is in need of a reset as they face off against the UTSA Roadrunners this weekend.

On a more positive note, Ryan Black at the Manhattan Mercury reports that Snyder has been impressed with LB Elijah Sullivan’s athleticism, even through a nagging injury.

Cross Country

Senior runner Joe Gorthy has been named Big 12 Athlete of the Week after two top-5 finishes to ope the 2018 K-State cross country season. Gorthy took 4th place at the Vic Godfrey Open last Saturday, and opened the season on Sept 1st with a 3rd-place finish. Gorthy becomes the first K-State male to earn the honor since Fernando Roman back in 2012.

Tennis

K-State tennies will head into the season with a bit of a spark, as sophomore Margot Decker begins the 2018-19 season as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) No. 111 ranked singles player. Decker earns the nod after coming off a freshman campaign that saw her earn Big 12 Second Team (singles) and All-Freshman Team honors.