Sooners Face ISU in Top 25 Showdown

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 06, 2011
  No. 22 Oklahoma (17-3, 4-0) at No. 16 Iowa State (13-3, 4-1)
 Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. CT
 Location  Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum
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NORMAN, Okla. - The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team travels to Ames, Iowa for a top-25 matchup against No. 16 Iowa State. First serve from the Hilton Coliseum is at 6:30 p.m. CT. GameTracker and webcast of the match are available at

Oklahoma downed Missouri (25-12, 25-17, 21-25, 22-25, 15-7) Wednesday evening in Norman ... OU is 4-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2007 when the Sooners started league play 5-0 ... The Sooners have the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.63) and lowest in Big 12 only matches (1.76) ... OU is also leading the league with 2.61 blocks per set in conference matches ... OU has hit .350 or better in 23 sets this year, including the first and second sets against Missouri Wednesday night ... OU is 13-111 all-time against ranked opponents and 12-53 under Santiago Restrepo. OU is 2-0 against the top 25 this year.

 Player to Watch: Morgan Reynolds

Had nine kills and three block assists against Missouri ... Contributed 10 kills at Texas Tech ... Registered seven kills against Baylor ... Had four kills against Boise State ... Recorded eight kills against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Also hit .583 against the Lady Lions ... Contributed six kills and two block assists against Texas Southern ... Also hit .364 against the Lady Tigers ... Had six kills at Wichita State ... Contributed eight kills at Miami... Recorded six kills and one block assist against Auburn ... Contributed seven kills, three block assists and one block solo against Arkansas ... Totaled 12 kills against Missouri State ... Opened the year with nine kills and a .333 hitting percentage against SMU.

Morgan Reynolds

Suzy Boulavsky and Sallie McLaurin earned the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards on Monday ... Boulavsky led the Sooners last week with 3.70 kills per set. She hit .360 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 ... Brianne Barker had a career-high 59 assists at Tech last Saturday night ... Boulavsky continues to lead OU’s offensive attack. Boulavsky averages 3.29 kills per set, eighth-best in the Big 12 ... McLaurin leads the Big 12 with 1.68 blocks per set in conference matches while Fernanda is tops in digs (5.63) ... 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 Iowa State 43-24 and leads the series 17-14 in matches played in Ames ... The two split the series last year and have split the last five series meetings overall. ISU has won six of the last 10 in Ames ... The Sooners are 6-8 against the Cyclones under Restrepo.



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