Sooners and Tigers on Tap for Tech|
Nov. 6, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas -
Sooners and Tigers on Tap for Tech
Last Time Out
Senior Amy Gandy paced the Red Raiders offensively with a team-best 15 kills to go along with seven digs and a pair of blocks. Alicia Ostmeyer nailed down 12 kills to go with her match-high eight blocks. Michelle Flores also chipped in 12 kills. Brandi Hood added seven blocks on eight kills, while freshman Becca Baldwin notched a career-high six blocks. Setter Kourtney Dunnam spread the offense with a career-high 46 assists.
Last Sooner Showdown
The Red Raiders' defense held the streaking Sooners to just .169 hitting. Tech also put away 25 blocks while evening OU at 39 digs apiece. Tech also held the Sooners' Mariana Blum to just eight kills on .095 hitting.
Gandy led the Red Raider defense with 11 digs and a season-best six blocks to go along with five kills. Ostmeyer added five blocks of her own in addition to her eight kills. Caroline Courtney, Hood and Flores were also turned in strong efforts with four blocks apiece, a career high for Courtney. Flores led Tech with a team-best nine kills.
One of only three
Tech vs. Oklahoma
Scouting the Sooners
OU is ranked No. 23 nationally and boasts an 18-7, 10-5 record on the season. The Sooners rank fifth in the conference in assists and sixth in kills.
Senior outside hitter Mariana Blum leads three OU players that average three-plus kills per game. Blum averages 3.45 kpg, which ranks 10th in the conference. Senior Sarah Weiland is close behind at 3.22 kpg. Julie Chester fuels the offense at 12.66 apg, good for fourth in the conference. Defensively, Hannah Sharp leads the team with 4.09 dpg, while Anna Stadel paces the Sooners with 1.01 bpg.
Red Raiders vs. Tigers
Scouting the Tigers
Mizzou is paced offensively by Na Yang. The Shan Dong, China, native is averaging 4.45 kpg, good for fifth in the conference. Weiwen Wang is averaging 2.74 kpg and .84 blocks per game. Her 13 blocks against Colorado earlier in the season tie the most in the conference this year.Senior Libero Tatum Ailes ranks first in the Big 12 in digs at 4.89 dpg.