Oct. 19, 2011
Texas A&M claimed its ninth-straight victory over Texas Tech to improve to 53-29 all-time in the series and 24-7 during the Big 12 era.
The loss was Tech's second in five sets this season dating back to the Oklahoma match on Oct. 1 when the Sooners overcame two Red Raider match points to score the win.
The Red Raiders are now 1-2 when going five sets this season with its lone win coming against New Mexico on Sept. 26.
Tech is now just 1-7 on the year when dropping the opening set. The Red Raiders surrendered the first set last weekend at Missouri as well, eventually falling, 3-1.
Texas A&M's .162 hitting percentage marked the lowest for a Tech opponent during Big 12 play thus far as each of its last six opponents had all hit over .200 in the match.
The Red Raiders dropped to 14-2 on the year when having a higher hitting percentage as the Red Raiders notched a .186 average.
Amanda Dowdy passed Melissa McGehee early into the second set for second all-time in career kills as the senior now has 1,350 during her four seasons. McGehee totaled 1,333 while playing from 1999-02.
Dowdy also notched her 16th double-double of the year and 30th one of her career with 10 digs in the match. She had not had a double-double in her last three matches dating back to the Baylor loss on Oct. 5.
Karlyn Meyers also notched a double-double with 46 assists and 13 digs. It marked her fourth double-double of the year and seventh one of her career. Meyers came three blocks shy of her first career triple-double as she finished with a season-high seven, one shy of her career high.
Brandy Huskey posted her best performance of the season with 13 digs off the bench, two more than her previous career high that was set against Missouri on Sept. 15 last year. Huskey also had a double-double in that match.
Miara Cave's 16 kills marked a new career high, surpassing her previous total of 15 that she had already matched twice this season against Morehead State and in the season opener against TCU.
Cave also finished with a .303 hitting percentage, marking the 11th time she has surpassed the .300 barrier this season.
Sam Podraza came off the Tech bench late in the third set to add three important kills off just seven attempts in the match. She also had four block assists to help Tech in the middle.
After giving up 19 aces over the last two matches, Tech surrendered only three to the Aggies, two of which came from Tori Mellinger. The Red Raiders had three aces of their own as well.
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