Volleyball Travels to Wichita State

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
 No. 22 Oklahoma (9-2) at Wichita State (4-4)
 Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 | 6 p.m. CT
 Location  Wichita, Kan. | Charles Koch Arena
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NORMAN, Okla. - The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball travels to Wichita, Kan. for a matchup against Wichita State Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. CT. Live stats are available at SoonerSports.com.

The Sooners went 2-1 at the Hurricane Invitational, sweeping Florida A&M and Auburn before falling to host Miami in four ... Oklahoma hit .449 against Florida A&M, its highest ever during the rally scoring era ... Oklahoma's 15 total blocks against Arkansas on Sept. 6 ties for the second highest in a single match in the last five seasons ... The most in that span was 19 at Missouri on Oct. 9, 2010. OU also had 15 against Kansas on Nov. 3, 2007 ... Oklahoma has the second lowest opponent hitting percentage in the Big 12 (.138) ... Only Texas Tech (.069) has a lower opponent hitting percentage.... The Sooners dropped their first match of the year on Sept. 2 in a 3-1 loss to Cincinnati ... Oklahoma rebounded to sweep North Texas and Sam Houston State on Sept. 3 ... Oklahoma got its first win over a ranked opponent on Aug. 29 with a sweep of No. 15 Colorado State ... The Sooners won the Nike Invitational with a 3-0 record against SMU (3-0), Oral Roberts (3-0) and Missouri State (3-1).

 Player to Watch: Mindy Gowen
Mindy Gowen in 2011:
Contributed two service aces at Miami ... Recorded two assists against Auburn ... Saw playing time against Florida A&M ... Had five digs against Arkansas ... Recorded five digs at North Texas and six against Cincinnati ... Had one service ace and seven digs against #15 Colorado State ... Saw time in all three matches at the Nike Invitational ... Had seven digs and two assists against Missouri State ... Recorded one service ace and 10 digs against Oral Roberts ... Had five digs in the season opener versus SMU.
Mindy Gowen

Sallie McLaurin had nine block assists against Arkansas. That matches her previous career high set twice previously ... It also broke her previous OU single match record (four sets) in the category (8 vs. Missouri, 10/9/10) ... McLaurin had a team-best 12 kills for her fourth career double-double ... Brianne Barker had her fifth of the season ... Freshman Grace Whitley made her third consecutive start at middle blocker against Arkansas ... Barker and Suzy Boulavsky earned all-tournament team honors at the North Texas Invitational and Hurricane Invitational.... McLaurin was named most valuable player of the Nike Invitational. She led OU with a .418 hitting percentage ... Barker and María Fernanda also earned all-tournament team honors.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Wichita State, 21-8, and holds a 6-4 advantage in matches played in Wichita ... OU swept the Shockers in the last meeting during the 2010 NCAA Regional in Norman ... Wichita State had won five straight in the series before the OU win ... The Shockers have taken six of the last 10 overall meetings ... OU's last win in Wichita was Oct. 25, 1995 (3-0).



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