Nov. 26, 2011
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TEXAS TECH TEAM NOTES
Missouri claimed its 18th-straight victory over Texas Tech as the Tigers have not lost to the Red Raiders since dropping a 3-1 decision on Oct. 5, 2002, in Lubbock.
With the Tigers expected to join the Southeastern Conference next year, the series between the two schools stands with Missouri controlling a 22-11 all-time advantage.
The loss dropped Tech to just 6-10 all-time against Missouri when playing in Lubbock.
The match also served as Tech's Senior Night as Amanda Dowdy and Karlyn Meyers were both honored in a prematch ceremony.
The loss was Tech's nine-straight on Senior Night as the Red Raiders last closed their home schedule with a win on Nov. 27, 2002 against Iowa State.
After recording no aces Wednesday against Oklahoma, Tech dropped five against the Tigers, moving its season total to 128, matching the school's most since the 2008 season.
Tech also held Missouri to just three aces in the match, marking only the second time the Red Raiders have lost this season when leading the category. Tech was previously 11-1 this year when leading.
Missouri's .323 hitting percentage marked the sixth time a Tech opponent had hit .300 or better in a match. The Tigers' average was the fourth-highest for a Tech opponent this season.
DOWDY MOVES UP RECORD BOOKS IN FINAL MATCH
Amanda Dowdy's 12 kills on the night moved her to 454 on the season, matching Kelly Johnson (2004) for the seventh-most total in school history.
Dowdy also took 50 swings in the match, moving her season total to 1,376, tying Philister Sang for second all-time in program history.
The Lexington, Texas native also entered the Big 12 record book as she moved into sole possession of 10th on the conference's career attempts chart. Dowdy passed Nebraska's Sarah Pavan late in the third set as she wraps her four seasons with 4,279 career attempts. Pavan had totaled 4,265 attempts from 2004-07.
Dowdy finished just shy of 1,500 career kills as she has 1,495, which ranks second all-time in school history.
VAUGHAN JOINS ELITE COMPANY IN TECH RECORD BOOK
Tory Vaughan's 16 digs tonight pushed her over the 400 mark as she finished with a team-high 409 on the season.
Vaughan became just the seventh player in school history to reach the 400 dig mark and the first since Desiree Batista totaled 444 during the 2005 season.
Vaughan concluded the season on a rather hot streak, finishing in double digits in each of Tech's final seven matches.
TEXAS TECH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Aubree Piper matched her season high with 10 kills in the match. After missing most of the month of October, Piper has totaled 66 kills over Tech's final nine matches, while adding 24 blocks during that span as well.
Piper also posted a .529 hitting percentage in the match, her second-highest total of the season. The sophomore recorded only one attacking error off 17 attempts in the middle.
Miara Cave also finished off the end of the season on a strong night, posting double digits in kills (10) for the fourth time in her final six matches. The two times Cave was not in double figures came in Tech's last two matches when she recorded nine kills in each.
Breeann David's eight kills tonight moved her to 44 over Tech's final five matches. David had a .300 hitting percentage against the Tigers, her highest total since finishing with a .387 average against New Mexico on Sept. 26.
David had only five attacking errors over Tech's final two matches after taking 38 attempts. She had 16 kills in that span as well.
Mikia Mills put down four kills in the middle off only seven attempts, finishing with a .571 percentage after recording no errors. Both her kills and hitting percentage were season highs for matches in Big 12 play.