No. 24 Kansas State Downs Oklahoma, 3-0, In Volleyball

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Oklahoma volleyball team suffered its third-straight defeat to a streaking 24th-ranked Kansas State, 15-1, 15-2 and 15-5, Wednesday night at the Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kan. The Wildcats (19-6, 13-4 Big 12), who broke back into the national polls this week, had four players who landed double-digits in kills and, as a team, posted a .451 attack percentage. OU senior middle blocker Cathy Cook registered a match-high .542 hitting percentage, while landing a team-high 14 kills and committing only one error. The Sooners fell to 7-18 overall and 2-15 in the Big 12 Conference with the loss.

OU struggled early in the match recording a -.059 attack percentage for game one after committing 10 hitting errors and forcing four service errors. KSU set the tone for the match on their half of the court by committing only one error in 22 attempts in the game. Cook paced Oklahoma with four kills and no errors.

Cook continued her flawless hitting in the second game landing three kills in four attempts to increase her match-opening stretch to seven kills without an error. Cook equalled her first two game totals with seven kills in game three alone, while committing her first error of the match.

Oklahoma returns home to face Red River rival Texas Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the OU Field House in Norman.



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