Volleyball Overpowers Auburn in Sweep

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Sept. 10, 2011


  1 2 3 4 5 F
 Auburn 19 16 16 x x 3
25 25 25 x x 1
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 Team Statistics
 Kills 43 35
 Assists 40 35
 Digs 49 40
 Blocks 7.0 4.0
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  Auburn
 Kills  Boulavsky (11)  Jersonsky (7)
 Hitting% Whitley (.700) Rowand (.400)
 Assists Barker (33) Wintzinger (16)
 Digs Fernanda (25) Zapryanova (8)
 Blocks McLaurin (4)  Rowand (4)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The 18th-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team continued its impressive play at the Hurricane Invitational as the Sooners (9-1) downed Auburn in straight sets (-19, -16, -16) in Saturday morning action.

Suzy Boulavsky led the offensive charge with 11 kills and hit .467, committing just one attack error in 21 attempts. Grace Whitley hit a team-best .700 and added seven kills. A trio of Sooners - Morgan Reynolds, Caitlin Higgins and Sallie McLaurin - had six kills each. As a team, OU committed just nine attack errors, three of those coming in the final two sets. OU hit .347 as a team and held the Tigers to a .124 clip for the match.

Maria Fernanda led all players with 25 digs, her most this season and most since having 29 against Tulsa in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Championship. Eden Williams added nine digs and one of OU's three service aces.

Brianne Barker led the Sooners with 33 assists and added one of the service aces. OU out-blocked Auburn 7.0-4.0. McLaurin led with four block assists, while Boulavsky, Whitley and Tara Dunn had Oklahoma's three block solos. Kylie Cowan saw playing time for the second consecutive match and recorded her first service this year.

Camila Jersonsky led Auburn (5-4) with seven kills. Chelsea Wintzinger had 16 digs, and Vesela Zapryanova had eight digs.

OU controlled the match from the start, as the Tigers trailed for most of the match. The Tigers got the first point of the opening set and tied it at 2-all but OU went up 10-5 and rolled to win 25-19. The Sooners jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second and never looked back, winning 25-16.

The Tigers fought in the third set and led 7-5 before OU went on a 12-1 run to regain the momentum and lead at 17-8. From there, the Sooners cruised to the 25-16 win to sweep the match.

Oklahoma closes out the event tonight at 6 p.m. CT against host Miami. GameTracker and a webcast is available at SoonerSports.com.



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