Big 12 Conference
- Sept. 28, 2018
Both Friday matches were decided in four sets with the home team coming out on top. Texas Tech remained atop the standings at 3-0, while Baylor moved to 2-2.
Baylor def. Oklahoma 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 16-25, 25-17)
- Baylor moves to 10-5, 2-2 Big 12; Oklahoma falls to 9-7, 1-3 Big 12
- Waco, Texas
- Box Score
- Baylor Recap / Oklahoma Recap
Baylor hit .300 or better in three of the four sets of the victory, while moving to 7-2 at home on the season.
The Bears hit .253 for the match, brought down by a -.024 effort in Set 3. Oklahoma struggled to find its offensive footing in Set 2, hitting .000 (6-6-40).
On the night, Baylor boasted a 59-45 lead in kills and a 7-5 edge in blocks, while outhitting the Sooners .253 to .131. Oklahoma outserved the Bears 4-2.
Yossiana Pressley just missed a double-double with 18 kills and nine digs to lead the Bears. Gia Milana added 14 putaways on a team-best .429 clip, while Shelly Fanning chipped in 11 putaways and three blocks. Aniah Philo pulled up a match-high 22 digs to go with her nine-kill tally. Nicole Thomas put up a team-leading four blocks.
Alyssa Enneking posted a match-high 20 kills and 16 digs, while Sarah Sanders added 10 putaways for the Sooners. Sanders also notched a team-best four blocks. Four players turned in double-digit dig tallies, led by Keyton Kinley‘s 20.
Baylor snapped a 6-all tie in Set 4 with a 4-0 run, including a kill and a block by Thomas and two OU miscues. The Sooners tied it up five times, last at 19, before the Bears pulled away for good at 23-19. Kills by Milana, Fanning and Hannah Lockin put Baylor up 23-19 forcing an Oklahoma timeout. The Sooners responded with four of the next five points, including a kill by Sanders to thwart the first match-point try at 24-22. Philo wrapped up the match at 25-23 with her ninth putaway.
The Bears take care of business in a late night battle on ESPNU! #SicEm pic.twitter.com/OSmVeqlHvf
— Baylor Volleyball (@BaylorVBall) September 29, 2018
Texas Tech def. Iowa State 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-18)
- Texas Tech moves to 14-3, 3-0 Big 12; Iowa State falls to 8-8, 1-2 Big 12
- Lubbock, Texas
- Box Score
- Iowa State Recap / Texas Tech Recap
Texas Tech moved to 3-0 in the Big 12 for the first time since 2000 and snapped a 23-match losing skid against Iowa State with a four-set comeback win on Friday.
The Red Raiders got better offensively as the match went along, starting with a .235 effort and a .239 clip, and ending with .419 and .432 efficiencies. The Cyclones, meanwhile, hit .343 in the opening set and dropped to .065 and never climbed back over .250 in the match.
All told, Texas Tech outhit Iowa State .324 to .190 and outdid the Cyclones in kills (67-52). ISU boasted the advantage in aces (4-2) and blocks (11-8).
Emily Hill led a group of four Red Raider hitters with double-digit kill tallies. Hill notched 18 kills and added 13 digs, while Chandler Atwood (13), Brooke Kanas (12) and Katy Keenan (10) followed. All four hit at a .300 or better clip. Keenan hit .364 alongside Kanas, and also put up at a team-high four blocks. Allison White added eight kills and four stuffs.
Jess Schaben turned in a 19-kill, 15-dig double-double and three blocks for the Cyclones, while hitting at a team-best .260 clip. Josie Herbst and Grace Lazard added nine and eight kills respectively. Candelaria Herrera chipped in seven putaways and a team-leading eight blocks.
Iowa State grabbed a 4-2 lead in Set 4 only to see Texas Tech rattle off 13 of the next 18 and jump ahead 15-9. Hill posted four kills and a block in the run, while Atwood added three putaways. The Cyclones called timeout, but could only stop the Red Raiders momentarily, falling behind by eight at 22-14. ISU managed three in a row including a kill and a block by Schaben, but were outscored 3-1 down the stretch. A kill by Hill gave TTU the match at 25-18 on its second try.
Only the beginning 📈
— Texas Tech Volleyball (@TexasTechVB) September 29, 2018
- Big 12 action continues on Saturday with Texas visiting West Virginia and TCU taking on Kansas State.
- Oklahoma returns to action at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at Iowa State.
- Texas Tech returns to action at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday against Kansas State.
- Baylor returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Kansas.