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Another Tough Match Awaits Tech Spikers

Senior Alicia Ostmeyer will help lead Tech against No. 25 Oklahoma Wednesday night.
Senior Alicia Ostmeyer will help lead Tech against No. 25 Oklahoma Wednesday night.

Oct. 9, 2007

LUBBOCK, Texas -

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Another Tough Match Awaits Tech Spikers
Another tough match awaits Texas Tech volleyball this week as the Red Raiders take on No. 25 Oklahoma Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Tech will only play just one match this week before taking on Kansas State next Wednesday.

Last Time Out
Oct. 6, 2007
Three Red Raiders knocked down 11 kills each, but it was not enough to overcome a hot-hitting Baylor squad in a 3-1 loss (17-30, 30-28, 20-30 and 22-30) to the Bears Wednesday night in Waco.

Michelle Flores led the way for Tech with 11 kills on a respectable .300 hitting to give her double-digit kills in 14 of the Red Raiders' 17 matches this season. Alicia Ostmeyer added eight kills from her middle blocker position, while Brandi Hood chipped in seven kills and two blocks.

Last Match with Sooners
Tech fell 3-1 (30-27, 28-30, 22-30 and 28-30) in a close four-game match against then-No. 15 OU on Nov. 8, 2006.

Tech vs. Oklahoma
Wednesday's match with OU will mark the 51st meeting between the two schools. Tech leads the series 34-16, but the Sooners have three out of the last four matches.

Scouting the Sooners
Coach Santiago Restrepo, in his fourth year at the helm of OU, has compiled a 61-48 record at the school. He has a career record of 188-120 coming into Wednesday's match.



The No. 25 Sooners enter the contest with a 14-3, 6-1 record on the season. OU ranks in the top five in the conference in kills, assists service aces and digs.

Defensively, Oklahoma ranks third in the conference in digs.

Three Sooners are averaging three-plus kills per game, with Mariana Blum leading the way at 3.55 kpg to come in ninth in the Big 12. Senior Julie Chester ranks second in the conference with 13.24 assists per game. Hanna Sharp ranks among the top liberos in the Big 12 with her 4.16 dgs per gam. Blum ranks sixth in the conference with .40 aces per game.

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