Kansas City used 34 kills from Emily Lucas to overcome a 2-1 set deficit and defeat South Dakota in a five-set thriller.
The Coyotes (7-10, 1-4 Summit League) reeled off an impressive six straight points midway through the fifth set to open up a 9-7 lead. The teams went back and forth for the next several points, with USD fighting off a couple of match-points to stay alive before the Kangaroos won the match with back-to-back Lucas kills.
Kansas City (11-7, 4-2) was excellent at the net all night, holding a 22-14 edge over South Dakota in blocks and out-hitting the Coyotes .248 to .173.
After the match South Dakota head coach Matt Houk was complimentary of the visiting team.
"Kansas City is a nice team," said Houk. "Lucas had a big night and there wasn't much we could do about it. We adjusted our block in an attempt to take her line away and then she started scoring high hands deep off the court. There's not much you can do when a girl is swinging like that."