Volleyball Hosts Missouri Wednesday Night

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 04, 2011
 Missouri (14-5, 1-2 Big 12) at No. 22 Oklahoma (16-3, 3-0 Big 12)
 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 | 7 p.m. CT
 Location  Norman, Okla. | McCasland Field House
 Tickets  Tickets Available through the OU Athletics Ticket Office
 Television  Cox Channel 3 (HD 703) in OKC and Tulsa (tape delay)
 Promotions  OU Student Night | Free popcorn and small Coke
 Internet  Stats Live Stats | All-Access VideoWebcast
 Online   Match NotesMedia Guide | Roster | Twitter

NORMAN, Okla. - The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team hosts Missouri on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. CT inside McCasland Field House. GameTracker and a webcast are available at SoonerSports.com. The match airs on a tape-delay basis Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11 p.m. on Cox Channel 3 (703 HD) in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The game will re-air on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. CT. Sooner Sports Properties and Sooner Vision HD puts on the production with Toby Rowland, the voice of the Sooners, providing the play-by-play alongside color analyst Brandon Files.

Oklahoma downed Texas Tech in Lubbock Saturday night (22-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-19, 17-15) ... The Sooners ousted No. 8 Texas in five sets (25-16, 25-20, 17-25, 24-26, 15-9) on Sept. 28 ... The win was OU's third ever in the series against the Longhorns and first since 2008 ... The Sooners have the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.64) and lowest in Big 12 only matches (1.82) ... OU is also leading the league with 2.68 blocks per set in conference matches ... OU has hit .350 or better in 20 sets this year, including 11 of 14 sets during the Oklahoma Invitational.

 Player to Watch: Suzy Boulavsky

Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 3 ... Contributed 17 kills, three digs and one block assist at Texas Tech ... Team leader in kills with 20 against Texas ... Also had five digs, five block assists and hit a team-high .452 clip ... Led the Sooners with 13 kills against Baylor ... also had one block solo and three block assists against the Bears ... 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-America third team ... 2010 All-Big 12 first team ... 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team ... 2010 Academic All-Big 12 ... 2009 All-Central Region honorable mention ... 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team ... 2009 Academic All-Big 12... Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/19/09).

Brianne Barker

Wednesday night's match features two of the Big 12's top setters in Brianne Barker (OU) and Molly Kreklow (MU) ... Suzy Boulavsky and Sallie McLaurin earned the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards on Monday ... Boulavsky led the Sooners with 3.70 kills per set. She hit .360 on the week with just five attack errors in 89 attempts ... McLaurin led the Sooners with 1.90 blocks per set. She totaled 19 blocks, including 16 block assists ... McLaurin leads the Big 12 with a .393 hitting percentage and 1.71 blocks per set in conference matches ... Tara Dunn led OU with 3.70 kills per set last week and two double-doubles. Dunn had 21 kills at Tech Saturday ... Dunn had a match-high 29 kills and recorded her first career double-double with 15 digs at Wichita State on Sept. 14 ... Dunn's 29 kills were the most for a Sooner in a single match since Christina Maynes had 30 against Missouri on Nov. 15, 2003 ... Dunn set a rally scoring match record (both eras) in attempts (85). Dunn committed just two attack errors to hit .318 ... Barker had a career-high 59 assists at Tech on Saturday night ... Boulavsky continues to lead OU's offensive attack. Boulavsky averages 3.25 kills per set, ninth-best in the Big 12 ... Grace Whitley hit a perfect 1.000 against Texas Southern on Sept. 16. Whitley connected for 11 kills in 11 attack attempts.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Missouri 40-31 and has won two straight in the series and five straight at home ... OU has won seven of the last 10 meetings and the two teams have split the last 10 meetings in Norman ... The Sooners are 7-7 against the Tigers under Santiago Restrepo.



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