The Creighton volleyball team lost in four sets at No. 25 Kansas State (7-2) on Tuesday night.
Creighton came out of the gates strong, building a 9-2 lead early and winning the first set in convincing fashion. But the Wildcats pulled out two consecutive deuce victories in the second and third sets to shift the momentum in the match.
The story of the match for Creighton was missed opportunities late in sets.
In the second set, the Jays tied the game at 23-23 before the Wildcats took the next two points to take the set.
In the third set, the Bluejays gained a 25-24 lead but could not score the clinching point, allowing the Wildcats to storm back for a 28-26 deuce victory that gave them a 2-1 lead in sets.
Kansas State would ultimately come out with an 18-25, 25-23, 28-26, 25-21 victory over the Jays.
Creighton had 57 kills, one ace, 72 digs and 10 blocks. The Jays hit .240 for the match.
Kansas State was the third opponent ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association top 25 poll that the Jays have faced this season.
Creighton fell to 4-5 on the year, while Kansas State improved to 8-2.