ATHENS, Ohio – The University of Oklahoma volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to Georgia to wrap up the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Ohio University, on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Sooners to 1-5 overall, while the Bulldogs improved to 6-1.
The sweep came by scores of 25-16, 26-24 and 25-18. Oklahoma led the second set 15-10 near the midway point, but Georgia came back with a 10-1 run to come from behind and take a two sets to none advantage.
The Bulldogs hit .290 for the match, including a .400 attack rate in the first set. Rachel Ritchie tallied a match-high 17 kills and hit .313. T’ara Ceasar and Majesti Bass joined Ritchie in double figures with kill totals of 12 and 10, respectively.
Junior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking (League City, Texas) led OU in kills for the third match in a row with 10 and added eight digs. Freshman middle blocker Paige Anderson (McKinney, Texas) hit a team-best .545 with seven kills to just one error on 11 attempts. Anderson added six blocks on the defensive side of the net.
Meghan Donovan managed the UGA offense to the tune of 41 assists and chipped in with seven digs. Kendall Glover collected a team-best 10 digs. Junior setter Morgan Miller (Magnolia, Texas) totaled 30 assists for the Sooners.
Oklahoma returns to action next weekend on the road to New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic. The Sooners open the tournament against Nicholls State on Friday, September 8.