Red Raider Volleyball Set to Host Aggies
Oct. 20, 2005
Lubbock, Texas - The Texas Tech volleyball team will host the Texas A&M Aggies on Sat. Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., at the United Spirit Arena. The Red Raiders are currently sitting at 10-10 and 3-6 in Big 12 play as the Aggies have compiled a 9-9 and 2-7 record this season.
Last time out, the No. 16 Texas Longhorns opened game one with an 8-0 run and never looked back as they topped the Red Raider volleyball team, 3-1, in Lubbock. The Orange and White secured the match with game scores of 30-21, 30-24, 25-30 and 30-21.
In game three, the Red Raiders, anchored by the defense that tallied 15 digs and an offense that added 14 kills, held the Longhorns to a .050 hitting percentage as the Orange and White registered 11 hitting errors. The game win marks the first time Tech has taken a game from Texas since, Nov. 16, 2002 when the Red Raiders fell, 3-1, in Austin. The last time Tech took a game from the Longhorns in Lubbock was Oct. 15, 2001, when the Horns topped the Red and Black, 3-2.
Brianna Florus shouldered the offense with eight kills and added in one solo block and four block assists. Defensively, Desiree Batista chipped in with eight digs. Jamye Pauley added to the front line with five block assists.
The Aggies are sitting at 9-9 and 2-7 in Big 12 action. Their key victories have come at the hands of No. 23 St. Mary's (Calif.), Oklahoma and Iowa State. Texas A&M was picked to finish fourth in the conference after finishing in a tie for third during the 2004 campaign. They are currently seated at 10th in the Big 12.
Texas A&M leads the series with the Red and Black, 43-27. Tech is 15-11 against the Maroon and White in the Hub City. The last Red Raider victory over the Aggies was Nov. 23, 2002, in Lubbock, when Tech won the match 3-1.
Live stats for the match can be found at www.texastech.com.
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