Sooners Blanked By Red Raiders, 3-0

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 11, 2000

Nov. 11, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma volleyball team was stifled by a hot-hitting Texas Texas offense, 15-4, 15-1 and 15-1, Saturday night at the OU Fieldhouse in Norman, Okla. The Sooners (7-17, 2-14 Big 12) struggled with a season-low 19 kills and registered a .033 hitting percentage, while the Red Raiders (22-6, 10-6 Big 12) hit for a .462 average after controlling the ball for the majority of the match. OU senior middle blocker Holly McMillan and senior setter Carolyn Kittell both posted a team-best four kills for the match.

"I thought we came in with our game plan, but we failed to stay competitive," said Head Coach Kalani Mahi after the match. "Texas Tech played well and took advantage of their talent. They had some big runs and their outstanding service game rattled our confidence tonight."

In all three games, Texas Tech jumped out to large leads from which Oklahoma was unable to rebound. The Red Raiders claimed a 12-3 lead in game one, 11-0 lead in game two and a 14-0 lead in game three. When OU did receive the ball, attack errors hurt the team as they committed 16 for the contest and posted low hitting percentages in all three games.

The Sooners hit the road for their next contest as they head to Kansas State on Wednesday, Nov. 15, for a 7 p.m. first serve in the Ahearn Field House.



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