The University of Oklahoma volleyball closes its 2017 season against TCU on Saturday, November 25. The Sooners’ “Senior Day” match begins at 11 a.m. from McCasland Field House. Admission is free.
ABOUT THE SOONERS
Oklahoma seeks a season sweep of TCU as it enters Saturday with a 7-21 overall record and 4-11 Big 12 mark. Junior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking leads the Sooner attack with 4.17 kills and the OU defense with 2.94 digs per set. Second on the attack for Oklahoma is junior outside hitter Madison Drescher with 2.92 kills per set. Guiding the offense is junior setter Audrey Alford with 9.36 assists to go with 1.98 digs per set. Playing their final match for the Sooners are middle blocker Leslie Atherton, defensive specialist Emma Kelly and libero Rachel Manriquez.
SCOUTING THE HORNED FROGS
TCU came into the week at 11-16 overall and 3-12 in the Big 12. Four Horned Frogs averaged better than 2.50 kills per set with Allye Beth Deaton leading the way with 3.00. Anna Walsh is third at 2.83 on a team-best .307 hitting percentage. Setter Lamprini Konstantinidou gets the bulk of the sets in TCU’s 6-2 offense, while averaging 6.20 assists per set to Kaylee Smith’s 4.72.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Oklahoma picked up a 3-0 sweep at TCU on October 18. The win marked the fourth sweep of the year for the Sooners and its first true road win since sweeping Texas Tech (Oct. 12, 2016). The Sooners won in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-21. OU came out strong and never looked back. Alyssa Enneking powered the Sooner attack with six kills on a .455 hitting percentage in the first set and finished the night with 11. Audrey Alford distributed the ball to four hitters that recorded three or more kills in the first set alone as OU hit a collective .394. She finished the match with 35 assists, while Madison Drescher and Morgan Miller matched Enneking with 11 kills.
BY THE NUMBERS: OU VS. TCU
Audrey Alford has made four starts and come off the bench once against the Horned Frogs. She has averaged 9.11 assists per set with a series best 43 assists in a five-set loss in Fort Worth last season. She has recorded two double-doubles; both in 2016. Alyssa Enneking is a .250 hitter against TCU, while averaging 3.00 kills and digs per set. She has recorded a double-double in each of the last two match-ups. Madison Drescher has started twice against TCU, including one start at middle blocker. She has averaged 2.33 kills per set by reaching double figures in three of five matches.
ALL-TIME VS. TCU
Oklahoma leads the all-time series, 12-4. The Sooners have won the last five meetings in Norman against the Horned Frogs and from 2005-2014 OU won nine straight matches. Oklahoma leads the series, 8-3, since TCU joined the Big 12 in 2012. The two sides have split the season series in each of the three years as OU looks for the first season sweep in the series since claiming both matches back in 2013.