The Butler volleyball team got back on the winning track in conference play with a straight-set sweep of Coffeyville on Wednesday night in the Power Plant.
Butler, which stayed at No. 15 in the new national poll released earlier in the day, started slowly in each of the first two sets but closed strong each time on its way to a 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 decision over the Red Ravens.
Butler was led by sophomore Kailan Kuzmic, who had 14 kills in the match while hitting .444. She also had 13 digs. Kailee Dudley also had a big night, hitting .444 with nine kills and a team-high six solo blocks. Mary Kangas led the team in assists with 25 and digs with 28. Jessi Green had seven kills and two solo blocks.
The Grizzlies have now won two straight matches and improve to 13-5 on the season, 3-2 in Jayhawk Conference play. Butler's only two losses are to No. 1 Cowley and No. 3 Johnson, both of which are unbeaten in conference play. The Grizzlies will be back in action on Monday with a road match at Labette before returning home for a non-conference match on Wednesday against Longview (Mo.) at 6 p.m.