Nov. 2, 2011
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The win improved A&M to 54-29 all-time against Tech in what could be the final game between the long-standing rivals as no match is currently scheduled for the 2012 season.
The Red Raiders dropped to just 8-26 all-time when playing in College Station. Tech's has defeated the Aggies only once (2006) since 1998 when playing on the road.
Since Tech's last win over A&M in 2006, the Red Raiders have been handed a 3-0 sweep in eight of 10 meetings against the Aggies. Tech dropped a close 3-2 decision to A&M on Oct. 19 in Lubbock.
The magic number for Tech to secure its first winning since 2001 remains at two victories with five conference matches remaining along with a non-conference contest at San Jose State.
The Red Raiders are now 1-8 on the year when dropping the opening set. Tech's lone win of the year when falling behind early came against North Texas on Sept. 19.
Texas A&M's eight service aces in the match marked the most for a Tech opponent since Missouri notched 10 on Oct. 15. The Red Raiders had allowed only 12 aces in the three matches since playing the Tigers.
DOWDY DROPS 10 KILLS TO LEAD TEXAS TECH
For only the seventh time this season, though, Dowdy was unable to post a double-double as she had only four digs in the match. Dowdy had previously recorded a double-double in each of Tech's last three matches.
Dowdy, who was playing near her hometown of Lexington, has now recorded double-digit kills in 18-straight matches.
TEXAS TECH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Aubree Piper had nine kills in the middle, marking the sophomore's most since recording 10 against Oklahoma on Oct. 1.
Amy Rose made her first appearance during Big 12 play this season as the freshman saw action during the final two sets, finishing with one attempt and a dig.