Kansas State's volleyball team decided a national stage was the perfect setting for its first Big 12 volleyball win of the season.

Kansas State's volleyball team decided a national stage was the perfect setting for its first Big 12 volleyball win of the season.

K-State upset No. 22 Kansas 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 27-25 on Wednesday night at Manhattan's Ahearn Fieldhouse in a match that was televised nationally on ESPNU. The win not only halted the Wildcats' winless skid in Big 12 play, it also gave the rival Jayhawks their first league setback.

Five players recorded double-figure kills for K-State (11-7, 1-6 Big 12). Gloria Mutiri and Kylee Zumach led the way with 13 apiece, and Brooke Heyne and Elle Sandbothe each swatted 12. Topekan Peyton Williams added 10 kills, including one that pulled the Wildcats within 24-23 in the fourth, preventing KU from forcing a fifth set and sparking K-State's final rally.

The Wildcats scored five of the final six points, including a kill from Heyne to clinch the match.

K-State pounded 13 more kills than KU (61-48) and outhit its in-state rival .242 to .173. The Wildcats also benefited from 10 service aces, including three apiece from Williams and Zsofia Gyimes.

Jada Burse had 17 kills for Kansas (13-5, 6-1). Ashley Smith added 12 kills and Zoe Hill 10 for the Jayhawks.