Volleyball Sweeps Iowa State To Capture First Big 12 Road Win

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 04, 2000

Nov. 4, 2000

AMES, Iowa - The Oklahoma volleyball team swept Iowa State, 15-7, 15-7 and 15-8, enroute to its first Big 12 Conference road win of the season Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma's senior middle blocking duo of Cathy Cook and Holly McMillan sparked the Sooner offensive attack as Cook landed a team-high 14 kills and McMillan was flawless in her attacking as she recorded a career-best .529 hitting percentage (9k-0e-17ta) to lead OU. The victory completed a season sweep by Oklahoma (7-15, 2-12 Big 12) over Iowa State (2-22, 0-15 Big 12) as the Sooners defeated the Cyclones, 3-2, earlier in the year in Norman.

Cook and senior outside hitter Maria Holmgren led the Sooners in game one to their highest attack percentage of the match at .333, as Oklahoma claimed victory, 15-7. Both players posted four kills a piece, without committing an error, to lead the squad as the team connected on 14 kills while committing only three errors in 33 attempts. Cook also recorded four of her season and match-high six block assists in the first game alone.

Game two ended as game one had at 15-7 with the help of Cook and the Sooners' outstanding service game. Cook once again led OU in kills for the second-straight game with four as she continued her match-opening streak of eight kills without committing an error. The team's service game was a key factor in scoring points in the game for the Sooners as the team recorded over half its match total with four aces, led by sophomore setter Jessica Barney with two.

After landing only four kills total through games one and two, McMillan cranked out five kills in game three alone as the Sooners closed out the match with a 15-8 victory. Freshman outside hitter Karli Maughan, who entered the match in game three, equalled McMillan's effort with a career-high five kills in nine attempts, while committing three errors. Cook once again led OU in kills with six of her own in the third game, while suffering her only two errors of the contest.

Oklahoma returns home for a brief two-match home stand at the OU Fieldhouse in Norman next week. Baylor comes to town on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Texas Tech follows on Saturday, Nov. 11. Both contests are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.



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