Nov. 22, 2000
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Oklahoma volleyball team was swept, 15-1, 15-9 and 15-10, by the University of Missouri Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo., in the Sooners' final road match of the season. The Tigers picked up the victory by hitting .365 as a team with three players registering double-digit kill performances. The senior middle blocking duo of Cathy Cook and Holly McMillan led OU offensively with seven kills a piece. The duo also assisted in two blocks on the evening. Oklahoma dropped to 7-20 overall and 2-17 in the Big 12 Conference with the loss, while Missouri improved to 24-5 overall and 14-5 in the league.
Missouri took charge of the match in game one by coming out and landing 11 kills in 15 attempts without an error to post a .733 hitting percentage to begin the match. Conversely, Oklahoma struggled with its offensive attack by killing only two attempts and posting a -.200 attack percentage.
The Sooners rebounded from a rough first game to make runs in the final two games. OU landed 15 kills in both games two and three and recorded their best attack percentage of the match in game two with a .214 average. However, in the end, Oklahoma as unable to overcome Missouri's hot hitting as the Tigers never hit worse than .250 for the remainder of the contest.
Oklahoma closes out the 2000 season on Saturday, Nov. 25, as they host Kansas in their final match of the season. Five departing seniors will be honored prior to the 7 p.m. first serve as part of the Senior Night festivities in the OU Field House.