Volleyball Takes on Missouri in Columbia

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 27, 2011
  No. 21 Oklahoma (19-5, 6-2) at Missouri Tigers (17-9, 3-6)
 Saturday, October 29, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. CT
 Location  Columbia, Mo. | Hearnes Center
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NORMAN, Okla. - The 21st-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team travels to Columbia, Mo. to begin the second half of Big 12 play. First serve between Missouri and OU is set for 6:30 p.m. CT at the Hearnes Center. GameTracker is available at SoonerSports.com.

Oklahoma is seeking its 15th 20-win season and fourth under Santiago Restrepo (2010, 2007, 2006) ... OU has the lowest blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.71) and service aces allowed (0.84) ... Oklahoma is third in the league in blocks per set allowed (1.89) in conference matches only ... The Sooners are second in the league with 2.55 blocks per set and third with 16.65 digs per set in Big 12 matches only ... OU has hit .350 or better in 25 sets this year, including five sets in conference matches ... OU is 13-0 at home this year. OU's best home winning percentage in the last eight years was a.867 (13-2) in 2006.

 Player to Watch: Tara Dunn

Earned her first career Big 12 weekly honor on Oct. 24 (Rookie of the Week) ... Has seven double-doubles on the year ... Ranks 10th in the Big 12 overall in kills per set (3.05) ... Third on the team with 229.5 points on the year ... Hitting .217 and averaging 1.78 digs and 0.60 blocks per set ... Had 13 kills and 12 digs last Saturday against Kansas State ... Also added one service ace, one block solo and two block assists against the Wildcats ... Had first career double-double at Wichita State with 29 kills and 15 digs ... The 29 kills were the most for a Sooner in a single match since Christina Maynes had 30 against Missouri on Nov. 15, 2003 ... Set a rally scoring match record (both eras) in attempts (85) ... Committed just two attack errors to hit .318.

Morgan Reynolds

Sallie McLaurin (Co-Defensive) and Tara Dunn (Rookie) earned Big 12 weekly awards on Oct. 24 ... McLaurin is third in the Big 12 with a .366 hitting percentage (overall) ... McLaurin is second in the league with 1.41 bps in all matches and leads the Big 12 with 1.62 bps in conference matches ... McLaurin needs just 18 block assists to surpass her single season record set last year ... Dunn is second on the team with 3.05 kills per set and ranks 10th in the league in the category ... María Fernanda (1,468) became the Oklahoma career digs leader on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... She needs 122 to break her single season record set a year ago ... Fernanda is third in the league with 4.93 digs per overall and second with 5.08 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Suzy Boulavsky leads OU with 3.21 kps and is second on the team with 62 block assists, ninth most in a season at OU ... Brianne Barker continues to climb OU's career assists list. She needs 124 to move past Karen Meyers (4,414) into third ... OU has four players ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories (page 6).

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Missouri 41-31. Missouri leads the series in Columbia 15-13 ... OU won last season's meeting in Columbia (3-2) but has only won two of the last 10 meetings there (2010, 2006) ... Oklahoma has won seven of the last 10 meetings ... The Sooners are 8-7 against the Tigers under Restrepo.



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