Nov. 23, 2011
TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
The loss marked Texas Tech's 13th straight at the hands of Oklahoma as the Red Raiders last win came in a 3-0 sweep on Sept. 21, 2005 in Lubbock.
Despite the loss, Tech still maintains a 34-26 all-time advantage in the series.
The Red Raiders dropped to 13-14 all-time when playing in Norman as Tech's last win came on Nov. 9, 2002.
Tech dropped below .500 for the first time since its season-opening loss to TCU. The Red Raiders have one chance left to finish with the school's first .500 record since 2001 when they face Missouri on Saturday.
Oklahoma's .333 hitting percentage in the match marked the second-highest for a Tech opponent this season. Texas hit .396 on Nov. 6 in what remains the highest average this year.
The 68 combined points in the third frame marked the most for an individual set during a Tech match this season.
After combining to give up 18 service aces over the last two matches, Tech surrendered only two to the Sooners.
The Red Raiders, meanwhile, were held without an ace for only the second time this season as Kansas State also prevented Tech from recording an ace Oct. 8 in Lubbock.
DOWDY CONTINUES TO MOVE UP RECORD BOOK WITH 17 KILLS
Amanda Dowdy led the Red Raiders with 17 kills, marking the 24th-straight match the senior has either led or held a share of the team high in the category.
Dowdy now has 442 kills on the season, which currently ranks eighth on the school's single-season chart. After entering the match ranked 10th overall, she passed Jill Burness (427 kills, 1996) and Brande Brown (431 kills, 1997) during the second set.
Dowdy is now just 12 kills shy of tying Kelly Johnson for sixth on the single-season chart. She would need at least 31 kills against Missouri to finish in the top five.
Her 48 swings in the match moved her to fourth in a single season as well. Dowdy now has 1,326 attempts this season, 54 shy of Colleen Smith's total from 2000 that ranks third all-time. Philister Sang posted ,1376 attempts in 2005 to rank second all-time.
Dowdy now has 4,219 attempts over her career, which is 46 shy of tying Sarah Pavan (Nebraska 2004-07) for 10th all-time in Big 12 history.
VAUGHAN MOVES INTO SINGLE-SEASON TOP 10 IN DIGS
Tory Vaughan moved into the single-season top 10 in digs after her 10 in the match moved her to 393 on the season, two more than Melissa McGehee's total from the 2001 season that previously ranked 10th all-time.
With at least seven digs Saturday against Missouri, Vaughan would become just the seventh player all-time to record at least 400 digs in a season.
TEXAS TECH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Miara Cave finished one kill shy of double digits for the second-straight match. The junior had previously recorded double figures in three previous matches.
Karlyn Meyers was playing on her 22nd birthday and had several members of her family in attendance. She finished with 35 assists to go along with six digs and three blocks.
Breeann David finished with eight kills of 18 attacks in the match. Her .278 hitting percentage was her highest in Big 12 play and the highest in any match since recording a .387 average against New Mexico on Sept. 26.