Sept. 14, 2012
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The meeting was the first all-time between Texas Tech and Houston Baptist.
The Red Raiders were forced to go to a fifth set for the third time season and second time in consecutive weekends. Tech rallied from two sets down to defeat Boston College on Aug. 25 and then topped Furman in five sets last Saturday in Montana.
The win improved Tech to 5-1 on the year in neutral site contests and 10-1 in tournament settings.
The Red Raiders allowed their opponent to hit over .200 for the fourth-straight match as the Huskies finished with a .237 hitting percentage. Tech is a combined 3-1 during that stretch.
Texas Tech notched season highs in kills (80), total attempts (219), assists (75), and digs (101).
Texas Tech's 80 kills marked the program's most since connecting on 87 on Oct. 13, 2010, against Colorado.
The Red Raiders had not attempted 200 or more swings previously since taking 209 in a five-set loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 1 last year in Lubbock.
The win improves head coach Don Flora to 295-77 as a collegiate head coach and 26-18 while at Texas Tech.
The win also improved the Red Raiders to 24-3 all-time in non-conference matches under Flora and 20-2 in tournament settings.
The Red Raiders improved to 5-3 under Flora in five-set matches. Tech is also 4-1 against non-conference opponents when the match goes a full five sets.
Texas Tech hit over .250 for the 15th time under Flora. The Red Raiders are a perfect 15-0 when hitting .250 or better under the second-year head coach.
Ruetter posted her team-leading sixth double-double of the season after recording a career-high 71 assists to go along with 17 digs from the back row.
Her 71 assists marked the most for a Red Raider since Laura Grote dished out 81 on Oct. 30, 2002, against Kansas State in Lubbock.
Like Ruetter, Stacy also recorded a double-double, her fourth of the season, as she connected on a career-high 16 kills to go along with 12 digs.
Her 16 kills snapped her previous career high of 14 that was set against Siena on Aug. 25 during the Boston College Invitational.
Brummitt finished with a career-high 34 digs to lead the Red Raider back row. it was her fifth match this year with 20-or-more digs and the first time she has reached the 30-dig mark.
Brummitt tied Rochelle Kaa'iai for the second-most digs in program history as Kaa'iai also dug 34 balls against Cal Poly on Sept. 25, 1992. Ann Romjue holds the school record with her 36 digs against Texas A&M on Nov. 18, 2000.
Piper snapped her career high with 19 kills in the match, including eight that came in the deciding fifth set. Her previous career high was 13 kills that she had recorded three times with the most recent being against Montana last Saturday.
Ehrle finished in double digits for the third-straight match as her 14 kills mark her third-highest total of the season. The freshman also notched a career high with four digs in the match.
Cave recorded a season-high 14 kills from the right side, marking the third time this season the preseason All-Big 12 pick has been in double digits.
The senior finished two kills shy of her career high of 16 that she set against Texas A&M on Oct. 19 of last year.
Wright finished with double-digit digs for the fifth time this season as her 11 in the match were one shy of matching her career high.
Vaughan also finished in double digits for the third time this season as she recorded 10 digs from the back row.