Volleyball Travels to Texas A&M

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 11, 2011
  No. 22 Oklahoma (17-4, 4-1) at Texas A&M (14-4, 3-2)
 Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. CT
 Location  College Station, Texas | Reed Arena
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NORMAN, Okla. - The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team travels to College Station, Texas to face Texas A&M. First serve from Reed Arena is at 6:30 p.m. CT. Live stats and a webcast of the match are available at SoonerSports.com.

Oklahoma dropped its first conference match of the year Saturday night at No. 16 Iowa State (23-25, 17-25, 25-22, 19-25) ... OU has the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.68) and second lowest in Big 12 only matches (1.91) ... The Sooners are third in the league with 2.33 blocks per set in Big 12 matches only ... Oklahoma is tops in the league in overall hitting percentage (.259). Texas A&M is second (.258) ... OU has hit .350 or better in 23 sets this year, including the first and second sets against Missouri on Oct. 5.

 Player to Watch: Brianne Barker

High school teammate and friend of Texas A&M outside hitter Kelsey Black ... Led the team in assists with 43 against Iowa State ... Also contributed 15 digs and one block assist against the Cyclones ... Registered her 70th career double-double with 48 assists and 17 digs against Missouri ... Also had seven kills against the Tigers ... Had double-double at Texas Tech with 59 assists and 19 digs ... Also had two service aces and four block assists against the Red Raiders ... Team leader in assists with 41 against Texas ... Also had seven kills, one service ace, 11 digs and two block assists against the Longhorns ... Led the team in assists against Baylor with 43 ... Also had four kills, 10 digs and two block assists against the Bears.

Morgan Reynolds

Suzy Boulavsky and Sallie McLaurin earned the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards on Oct. 3 ... Boulavsky led the Sooners Sept. 26-Oct. 2 with 3.70 kills per set. She hit .360 with just five attack errors in 89 attempts ... McLaurin led the Sooners with 1.90 blocks per set. She totaled 19 blocks, including 16 block assists ... McLaurin is second in the Big 12 with a .375 hitting percentage and leads the league with 1.48 bps in conference matches ... Tara Dunn had another impressive week with two double-doubles and a team-best 15 kills at No. 16 Iowa State ... Dunn had a match-high 29 kills and recorded her first career double-double with 15 digs at Wichita State on Sept. 14 ... Dunn's 29 kills were the most for a Sooner in a single match since Christina Maynes had 30 against Missouri on Nov. 15, 2003 ... Dunn set a rally scoring match record (both eras) in attempts (85). Dunn committed just two attack errors to hit .318 ... Brianne Barker had a career-high 59 assists at Texas Tech on Oct. 1 ... Boulavsky continues to lead OU's offensive attack. Boulavsky averages 3.30 kills per set, seventh-best in the Big 12 ... María Fernanda needs just 32 digs to become the Oklahoma career leader (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... Fernanda is second in the league with 5.01 digs per overall and 5.63 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Grace Whitley hit a perfect 1.000 against Texas Southern on Sept. 16. Whitley connected for 11 kills in 11 attack attempts.

Texas A&M leads the series with Oklahoma 35-8 and holds a 12-3 lead in matches played in College Station ... Texas A&M has won seven of the last 10 in College Station. OU is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall ... The Sooners are 7-7 against the Aggies under Santiago Restrepo.



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