Oct. 27, 2012
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win improved Texas Tech to 4-0 all-time against West Virginia, which was making its first ever trip to Lubbock. The Red Raiders defeated the Mountaineers in four sets twice this year.
With the win, the Red Raiders sweep the season series with West Virginia, marking the first time Texas Tech has defeated a Big 12 opponent twice in a year since doing so against both Kansas and Texas A&M in 2006.
The victory marked the first time Texas Tech had defeated a Big 12 opponent in four or less sets at home since topping Kansas, 3-1, on Sept. 26, 2006.
The Red Raiders finished with a .273 hitting percentage, their highest during Big 12 play this year. It was also Tech's highest average since totaling a .368 average on Sept. 8 at Montana.
West Virginia's .062 hitting percentage was the lowest for a Tech opponent this season.
With the win, Texas Tech improved to 7-3 this year in four-set matches and 9-3 when winning the opening set.
Texas Tech's nine service aces matched its season high from Sept. 1 this year against Northwestern State. The Red Raiders are now 5-2 this year when leading in aces.
Improved to 297-88 overall as a head coach and 28-29 while at Texas Tech.
Improved to 2-0 all-time against West Virginia.
Improved to 9-16 when playing in the United Spirit Arena.
Improved to 9-8 when going four sets while at Texas Tech.
Improved to 16-0 when taking a 2-0 lead while at Texas Tech.
Stacy recorded her second-straight solid outing as she matched her career high of 19 kills that she set last Saturday at Kansas State. Her .350 hitting percentage also marked her highest average during Big 12 play this year.
David recorded her second-straight solid performance from the outside as her 14 kills were her most in Big 12 play this year. She also matched her season high with a .375 percentage as well.
Ruetter notched her team-leading eighth double-double of the season after totaling 43 assists and 12 digs. It was her first double-double during Big 12 play this year and her first since facing Houston Baptist on Sept. 14.
Brummitt moved into sole possession for fifth in the Tech single-season record book as she now has 423 digs on the season. Her 17 digs against West Virginia helped the sophomore pass Sheila Solomon (1989), Erica Ruegg (1992) and teammate Tory Vaughan (2011) as she entered the match ranked eighth all-time.
Vaughan matched her season high with 16 digs from the back row. She had previously totaled 16 digs on Oct. 2 at Central Arkansas.
Sorrells surpassed her career high in digs she set just a week ago after finished with 11 digs against the Mountaineers. Sorrells was coming off a 10-dig performance last Saturday at Kansas State.