Volleyball Rallies to Down Tech in Five

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 01, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011


(16-3, 3-0 Big 12)
  1 2 3 4 5 F
 Oklahoma 22 25 18 25 17 3
 Texas Tech
25 16 25 19 15 2
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(14-3, 0-2 Big 12)
 Team Statistics
Texas Tech
 Kills 68 63
 Assists 64 57
 Digs 99 98
 Blocks 10.0 9.0
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  Texas Tech
 Kills  Dunn (21)  Dowdy (18)
 Hitting% Roethlisberger  (.500) Meyers (.462)
 Assists Barker (59) Meyers (49)
 Digs Fernanda (28) Dowdy (28)
 Blocks McLaurin (8)  Rangel (4)
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LUBBOCK, Texas - The 25th-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team rallied from a Texas Tech match point to down the Red Raiders in five sets Saturday evening (22-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-19, 17-15). OU moved to 16-3 on the year and 3-0 in Big 12 play. Texas Tech fell to 14-3 overall and 0-2 in league matches.

Freshman Tara Dunn led the Sooners with a match-high 21 kills. Dunn recorded her second straight double-double, fourth this season, by adding a season-high 15 digs. Brianne Barker dished out a career-high 59 assists and had 19 digs for her 12th double-double this year. Barker also had a season-high four block assists.

Suzy Boulavsky added 17 kills. Sallie McLaurin (12) and Morgan Reynolds (10) each also had double-digit kills. McLaurin dropped eight blocks, including two block solos, to lead the Sooners front-line defense.  OU narrowly edged the Red Raiders in blocks 10.0-9.0.

Maria Fernanda continued her stellar defensive player as she had 28 digs as one of five Sooners with double-digit digs. In addition to Fernanda's 28, Barker's 19 and Dunn's 15, Mindy Gowen added 15 and Eden Williams had 12.

OU out-hit the Red Raiders with a .218 hitting percentage and 68 kills. Texas Tech hit .177 and had 63 kills. Each team had five service aces and OU managed to out-dig TTU by one 99-98.

Oklahoma returns home Wednesday for a pivotal conference matchup with Missouri. First serve is set for 7 p.m. CT at McCasland Field House. The match will air on Cox Channel 3 (HD 703) on tape-delay basis Wednesday night at 11 p.m. CT. GameTracker and a webcast of the live action is available on SoonerSports.com.



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