Volleyball Takes on Baylor Saturday Night

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
  Baylor (17-11, 4-8) at No. 25 Oklahoma (19-8, 6-5)
 Date  Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 7 p.m. CT
 Location  Norman, Okla. | McCasland Field House
 Tickets   Tickets Available through the OU Athletics Ticket Office
 Online  Stats GameTracker | Twitter
 Promotions  Kids Day | Kids Clinic Postmatch
 Information    Match NotesMedia Guide

NORMAN, Okla. - The 25th-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team returns home to face Baylor in a 7 p.m. CT contest at McCasland Field House. A webcast and GameTracker are available at SoonerSports.com.

Oklahoma is seeking its 15th 20-win season and fourth under Santiago Restrepo (2010, 2007, 2006) ... OU has the lowest service aces allowed (0.86) and is second in blocks per set allowed in the Big 12 this year (1.75) ... Oklahoma is second in the league in blocks per set allowed (1.93) in conference matches only ... OU has hit .350 or better in 25 sets this year, including five sets in conference matches ... OU is 13-1 at home this year (929). OU's best home winning percentage in the last eight years was a.867 (13-2) in 2006 ... OU has dropped three straight matches for the first time since Nov. 18-Dec. 4, 2009.

 Player to Watch: Morgan Reynolds

Returned to action Wednesday evening at Kansas State after missing five matches due to injury ... In her return, second on the team with 14 kills at Kansas State ... Also added three block assists ... Hit a team-high .364 clip against the Wildcats ... Recorded three digs and one block assist against Iowa State ... Had nine kills, one assist, one dig and three block assists against Missouri ... Contributed 10 kills, two assists, four digs and two block assists at Texas Tech ... Registered seven kills, one service ace, one assist, one block solo and two block assists against Baylor ... Named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 team.

María Fernanda

Sallie McLaurin leads the league with 1.53 bps in conference matches and is second with 1.39 bps in all matches ... McLaurin is fifth in the Big 12 with a .341 hitting percentage (overall) ... McLaurin needs just eight block assists to surpass her single season record set last year ... Tara Dunn is second on the team with 3.01 kills per set and ranks 10th in the league in the category ... Dunn was named the Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week on Nov. 7 ... María Fernanda (1,531) became the Oklahoma career digs leader on Oct. 15 (Melissa Peterson, 1,436 from 1994-97) ... She needs 59 to break her single season record set a year ago ... Fernanda is third in the league with 4.97 digs per overall and second with 5.12 per set in Big 12 matches only ... Suzy Boulavsky leads OU with 3.30 kps and is second on the team with 71 block assists, seventh most in a season at OU ... Brianne Barker continues to climb OU's career assists list. She needs 26 to move past Karen Meyers (4,414) into third ... Barker is one of six players in OU history to rank in the top five of two or more career categories ... The others include Gretchen Anderson, Patrice Arrington, Gloria Holcomb, Joanna Schmitt and Peterson ... OU has four players ranked in the top 100 in the nation in their respective categories.

Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Baylor 31-14 and has won six straight in the series ... OU leads the series 18-3 in Norman. The Bears last won here on Nov. 7, 2001 (3-0) ... OU has swept the last two annual meetings and won this year's previous meeting 3-1 on Sept. 21 ... The Sooners are 12-3 against the Bears under Restrepo.



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