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Aug. 31, 2012

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• The win extended Texas Tech's season-opening winning streak to six straight, which is still the longest run to open a year since the 2003 team won eight-eight straight.

• The win was Texas Tech's first-ever over San Jose State as the Red Raiders were previously 0-2 all-time against the Spartans. The win also helped avenge a five-set loss at San Jose last year.

• The win improved Texas Tech to 20-2 under head coach Don Flora in non-conference matches and 17-1 when playing in a tournament setting.

• The Red Raiders have also defended their home court well under Flora as Tech is 5-0 in non-conference matches during his two seasons.

• With the win, Flora is now 290-76 as a collegiate head coach 21-17 while at Texas Tech.

Don Flora went with his most veteran starting lineup this season in seniors Tory Vaughan and Miara Cave, junior Miara Cave, sophomores Breeann David, Mikia Mills, and Rachel Brummitt and freshmen Emily Ruetter. That starting lineup consisted of only two newcomers, a season low.

Rachel Brummitt set a Texas Tech school record with 27 digs which were the most for any Red Raider in a three-set match. The previous record was set by Sheila Solomon on Nov. 16, 1990, against Houston.

• Brummitt's 27 digs were also the most for a Big 12 player this season entering this weekend. Kansas' Brianne Riley had the previous high from her 26-dig performance against Arkansas on Aug. 25.

Breeann David finished with 13 kills, marking her second double-digit performance of the season. It was also her most kills since recording 15 against Baylor on Oct. 26 last year.

• David also matched her career high of six blocks that was set twice last year, most recently at New Mexico on Sept. 26.

Emily Ruetter recorded her third double-double of the season, finishing with 38 assists and 10 digs. She has three of Texas Tech's five double-doubles this season as Meghan Stacy has the other two.

Tory Vaughan and Emily Wright also added 10 digs each, marking the second time the duo has been in double digits this season. The two were also in double digits in the five-set victory over Boston College last Saturday.

 

 

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