Texas Tech volleyball

NORMAN, Okla.  – The Texas Tech volleyball team (13-8, 3-5) bounced back from Thursday's loss to split the series with a sweep of Oklahoma (9-10, 3-5) Friday night in Norman. The win marked the first win over the Sooners in Norman since 2002 and the first sweep for the Red Raiders in Big 12 play this season.

 

The Red Raiders hit a season best .398 as a team while holding the Sooners to a .186 hitting clip. Kenna Sauer led Tech with a double-double of 17 kills and 11 digs. Caitlin Dugan and Brooke Kanas each added eight kills. KJ Adams paced the Red Raiders with 18 digs and Alex Kirby recorded 38 assists. Alex Torres matched her season-high with three aces, accounting for half of the Red Raiders six in the match.

 

Texas Tech opened the match with a convincing 25-16 set one win. After leading 15-14 at the media break, the Red Raiders used an 10-2 run to take the first set, winning the final six points in the frame.

 

The Red Raiders carried the momentum over into the second set, taking a five-point lead to force an Oklahoma timeout up 13-8. Tech increased the lead to seven with back-to-back kills from Dugan, as the Sooners took their second timeout. Once again, the Red Raiders closed out the set on a run, winning the final four points, capped off with an ace from Sauer for the 25-17 win.

 

Tech stormed ahead with eight straight points in the start of the third set to take a commanding 8-1 lead. Tech pushed the lead to nine, reaching the 20-point mark on an Oklahoma attack error. The Sooners attempted a late rally, stringing together three straight points to make it 22-15, but the Red Raiders easily held them off, taking the match with a 25-16 set three win.

 

The Red Raiders dominated from the start, allowing just 13 ties and five lead changes all match. Five Red Raiders hit above .300 as the team combined for 10 errors, a team low in Big 12 play this season.

 

UP NEXT

The Red Raiders get a much-needed week off before heading back on the road Oct. 27-28 to face Kansas State in Manhattan.

 

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