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Nov. 16, 2011

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TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
• The match was only the second all-time between the two schools as San Jose State had won the previous meeting with a 3-1 victory on Sept. 2, 1988 during the Utah Tournament.
• The loss snapped Texas Tech's 14-match winning streak against non-conference opponents, the school's longest such run since winning 22-straight during the 1996-97 seasons.
• Tech was previously 1-0 against WAC opponents this year as the Red Raiders defeated Louisiana Tech, 3-0, on Sept. 10.
• The Red Raiders dropped to 2-3 on the year when going five sets. Tech has lost three of its last four contests that have gone five as well.
• Tech fell to 14-3 this year when leading its opponent in hitting percentage. The Red Raiders totaled a .235 hitting percentage in the match as opposed to San Jose State's .192 average.
• The Red Raiders dropped only their second match of the season when hitting .200 or above. Tech's other loss came Oct. 15 in a 3-1 loss at Missouri where the Red Raiders finished with a .213 hitting percentage.
• The Missouri match also marks the last time Tech hit at least .200 in a match as the Red Raiders had been held under that mark during their last seven outings.
• Tech totaled 12 service errors in the match, its most since also finishing with 12 at New Mexico on Sept. 26. The Red Raiders' season high is 13 service errors on Aug. 27 against Grambling State.
• The loss prevented Tech from guaranteeing its first .500 season since 2001 as the Red Raiders are still one win shy at 15-14 overall.

DOWDY POSTS ANOTHER DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN LOSS
Amanda Dowdy recorded her 21st double-double of the season with a team-high 19 kills and 14 digs in the match. The double-double also marked the 35th of her career.
• Dowdy has now recorded a double-double in six of Tech's last seven matches with the only exception being against Texas on Nov. 9.
• Dowdy has now led Tech or shared the team high in kills for the last 22 matches, dating back to the Morehead State match on Sept. 3 when Miara Cave had a 15 kills.

TEXAS TECH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Miara Cave finished in double figures for the third-straight match as the junior recorded 11 kills in the match off 29 attempts. The junior also added three blocks.
Breeann David, meanwhile, also returned to double figures for the first time since drilling 15 kills against Baylor on Oct. 26. The freshman wrapped the match with 11 kills while adding eight digs and four blocks.
Aubree Piper continues to boost the Tech offense since her return, finishing with nine kills and a team-high .318 hitting percentage. The sophomore also had three blocks in the middle.
Tory Vaughan finished with 11 digs in the match, three shy of Amanda Dowdy's team high. It marked the first time in Tech's last five matches that Vaughan has not led or shared the team high in the category.
Brandy Huskey finished a dig shy of double digits. She had previously been in double figures in four of Tech's last six matches.

 

 

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