Sooners Clash with Iowa State on ESPNU

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 01, 2011
  No. 13 Iowa State (17-4, 8-2) at No. 25 Oklahoma (19-6, 6-3)
 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 7 p.m. CT
 Location  Norman, Okla. | McCasland Field House
 Tickets  Tickets Available through the OU Athletics Ticket Office
 Television  ESPNU | Beth Mowins and Kelli Tennant
 Promotions  Sack the Cyclones | Free pizza for students
 Online  Stats GameTracker |  Match Notes | Twitter

NORMAN, Okla. - The 25th-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team faces No. 13 Iowa State in a nationally televised contest Wednesday evening. First serve from McCasland Field House is set for 7 p.m. CT. Beth Mowins and Kelli Tennant have the call on ESPNU. GameTracker is available at

Oklahoma is seeking its 15th 20-win season and fourth under Santiago Restrepo (2010, 2007, 2006) ... The Sooners are 13-112 all-time against ranked opponents and 12-54 under Restrepo. OU is 2-1 against the top 25 this year ... OU has the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.72) and service aces allowed (0.84) ... Oklahoma is second in the league in blocks per set allowed (1.90) in conference matches only ... OU has hit .350 or better in 25 sets this year, including five sets in conference matches... OU is 13-0 at home this year. OU's best home winning percentage in the last eight years was a.867 (13-2) in 2006 ... Oklahoma is 23rd in the latest NCAA RPI standings.

 Player to Watch: Suzy Boulavsky

Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Oct. 3 ... Team leader in kills (3.28/set) and points (3.72/set) ... Top 10 in the league in both categories ... Named an All-Central Region honorable mention selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2010 and 2009 ... 2010 All-Big 12 first team ... Named to the ESPN College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America third team in 2010 ... A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District first team honoree (2010, 2009) ... Two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection (2010, 2009) ... 2010 Nike Invitational all-tournament team ... Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 19, 2009 ... top performer on Oct. 20, 2009 ... Received team's Most Valuable Player award in 2009.

Morgan Reynolds

Sallie McLaurin (Co-Defensive) and Tara Dunn (Rookie) earned Big 12 weekly awards on Oct. 24 ... McLaurin is third in the Big 12 with a .361 hitting percentage (overall) ... McLaurin is second in the league with 1.42 bps in all matches and leads the Big 12 with 1.62 bps in conference matches ... McLaurin needs just 13 block assists to surpass her single season record set last year ... Dunn is second on the team with 3.01 kills per set and ranks 10th in the league in the category ... María Fernanda (1,484) became the Oklahoma career digs leader on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... She needs 106 to break her single season record set a year ago ... Fernanda is third in the league with 4.94 digs per overall and second with 5.10 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Suzy Boulavsky leads OU with 3.28 kps and is second on the team with 68 block assists, ninth most in a season at OU ... Brianne Barker continues to climb OU's career assists list. She needs 90 to move past Karen Meyers (4,414) into third ... Barker is one of six players in OU history to rank in the top five of two or more career categories ... The others include Gretchen Anderson, Patrice Arrington, Gloria Holcomb, Joanna Schmitt and Peterson ... OU has four players ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Iowa State, 43-25 and leads the series 21-8 in matches played in Norman ... Iowa State has won six out of the last 10 meetings, including a four-set victory earlier this year in Ames ... Oklahoma has won six of the last 10 in Norman. ISU's last win in Norman was a four-set win on Oct. 7, 2009 ... The Sooners are 6-9 against the Cyclones under Restrepo.



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