Texas A&M Drops Texas Tech With 3-0 Sweep
The Red Raiders dropped a 3-0 decision to Texas A&M Wednesday night.
Nov. 2, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M jumped out to an early lead in the opening set and never looked back, dropping Texas Tech, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-17), Wednesday night at Reed Arena.
Coming off its first Big 12 win a week ago against Baylor, the Red Raiders (15-10; 1-9) were unable to create any momentum early as the Aggies (18-9; 7-3) broke open a 3-3 tie in the first to take a lead they would not relinquish until the third set.
"Tonight was a good learning process toward our continued growth," Tech head coach Don Flora said. "Give Texas A&M credit. They played very clean and quality volleyball. As we grow this program, we'll learn how to play night in and night out."
The Red Raiders had an opportunity to get back in the match during the third before A&M went on a 6-2 run to take a 14-10 lead at the midway point. The Aggies closed it from there, holding off a late Tech rally for their 10th-straight win in the series.
Thanks to a .409 hitting percentage in the opening frame, the Aggies wrapped the match with a .272 average after Alisia Kastmo hit. 500 off seven kills and 12 attempts. Tech posted 17 errors en route to a .118 percentage.
Amanda Dowdy led Tech with a match-high 10 kills in the match. For the first time in her last four matches, the senior was unable to record a double-double as she finished with only four digs.
Kelsey Black posted a team-high nine kills for the Aggies, while Lindsey Miller added eight as well. Black also had a match-high 17 digs on the back row as she fell a kill shy of a double-double.
The Aggies finished with eight aces in the match, including seven over the first two frames. Tech, meanwhile, was limited to only one ace while recording seven service errors as well.
The Red Raiders return to the road this week, heading north to Ames, Iowa to face the 13th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones at 4 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum.