Oct. 26, 2011
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win snapped a seven-match losing streak for Texas Tech as the Red Raiders' last win came on Sept. 26 at New Mexico.
The win snapped Tech's 13-match losing streak to Baylor as the Red Raiders earned their first victory over the Bears since taking a five-set win nearly seven years ago on Oct. 27, 2004 in Lubbock.
Tech improved to 49-22 all-time against the Bears and 25-8 in matches played in Lubbock.
The win marked Tech's first when trailing in hitting percentage as the Red Raiders totaled a .123 percentage compared to Baylor's .172 average. Tech was previously 0-7 this year when trailing.
The win also improved Tech to 14-2 this season when winning the first set. The Red Raiders were coming off a 3-1 loss to Kansas where Tech took the opening frame.
DOWDY GOES FOR ANOTHER DOUBLE-DOUBLE AGAINST BAYLOR
Dowdy's 76 attacks in the mach marked a new season high, surpassing the 64 swings she attempted against both Texas A&M (Oct. 19) and New Mexico (Oct. 19).
Her 76 attacks were also the second-most of her career as she had 87 swings against Colorado last year in Tech's five-set loss on Oct. 13.
Dowdy also set a new Big 12 high for attacks in a conference match, passing Lisa Hennings's (Kansas) 71 swings on Oct. 1 against Baylor. Dowdy ranks second in all Big 12 matches for total attacks as Tara Dunn (Oklahoma) totaled 85 on Sept. 14 against Wichita State.
VAUGHAN JOINS ELITE COMPANY WITH 30 DIGS
Vaughan's previous career high in digs was 26 earlier in the year against Oklahoma when Tech dropped a five-set match on Oct. 1.
OTHER TECH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Breeann David came close to her second career double-double as the freshman finished a dig shy of the mark after totaling 15 kills and nine digs. David finished two kills shy of her season high of 17 that was set against Oklahoma.
Aubree Piper returned to the floor for the first time in nearly a month as the sophomore had been out since Tech's loss to Oklahoma on Oct. 1. Piper played in all five sets, totaling six kills and four blocks.
Brandy Huskey wrapped her third-straight match with 10-plus digs as the sophomore finished with 10 in the match.
Megan Dominguez also added a spark on the back row, finishing with six digs which marked a season high for the freshman.