NORMAN – The convention slate continues for Oklahoma volleyball with its return to McCasland Discipline Home for a pair of 6 p.m. CT convention matchups, together with a rematch with Texas Tech on Wednesday, adopted by spherical two of the Pink River Rivalry towards top-ranked Texas on Saturday.
“We mentioned originally, this group has a possibility to be particular, however first now we have to decide to the method,” head coach Lindsey Grey-Walton mentioned. “In these final two weeks, now we have seen a deeper funding and intention within the little issues, and we have seen nice outcomes inside these properly stacked days.”
OU is using a two-match convention successful streak for the primary time since October 2020, whereas holding a 6-4 house report. Saturday’s match towards the Longhorns will supply a free giveaway of OU volleyball coolers whereas provides final.
For followers in attendance, doorways at McCasland Discipline Home open an hour earlier than the match. Parking is on the market within the Discipline Home lot on the east aspect of McCasland Discipline Home or the Duck Pond lot on the nook of West Brooks Road and South Jenkins Avenue.
OU Athletics’ clear bag coverage will probably be in impact and walk-through metallic detectors will probably be utilized. Extra info may be discovered right here.
Season and single-match tickets are on sale for the 2022 season. Followers can buy on-line via SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU ticket workplace at (405) 325-2424. Adults are $7 and youth/senior tickets are $5.
The Sooners lead the general collection with the Pink Raiders 42-39, whereas having a 23-14 report at house. Final month, OU dropped a four-set match to the Pink Raiders 3-1 in Lubbock. OU is in search of its first sweep towards the Pink Raiders since October 4, 2017. Underneath head coach Lindsey Grey-Walton, OU has a 5-4 report towards Texas Tech.
“It is thrilling to see the maturity inside, really turning into a participant lead workforce,” Grey-Walton famous. “Making the modifications internally to yield the specified exterior outcomes. Wednesday towards Texas Tech, it is no completely different. We have now a house Alternative and we’re able to compete arduous each second.”
The final time Oklahoma beat Texas was Oct. 25, 2014, for a 3-0 sweep in Austin. It was additionally the final time the Sooners defeated a ranked opponent on the street. OU is in search of its first house win towards the Longhorns since Sept. 28, 2011, the place they gained in 5 units, 3-2. The final time the Sooners defeated a ranked opponent inside McCasland was Sept. 27, 2014, towards then-No. 23 Kansas in 5 units, 3-2.
For each matches, reside stats will probably be out there via OU’s StatBroadcast web page and may be seen at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday on SoonerVision on ESPN+. For extra info on the right way to watch this week’s house match, click on right here.
“The league of liberos is extraordinarily proficient, and Callie (Kemohah) continues to cleared the path,” Grey-Walton mentioned. We have continued to problem her vary and communication degree, really giving her the inexperienced mild, and she or he’s taking part in actually free proper now. That sort of consistency you possibly can depend on permits for us to be in each match, which now we have. Now we’re preventing to complete, which is the following step in that studying to win ‘course of’ for this workforce. “
BIG 12 STORYLINES
The Sooners went back-to-back in convention wins for the primary time since October 16-17, 2020, after it swept West Virginia, 3-0, final Saturday in Morgantown. The Sooners are actually 13-10 general and 5-4 on the street this season
The victory additionally marked OU’s first win in Morgantown since Sept. 28, 2019, and first street sweep towards the Mountaineers within the WVU Coliseum since Nov. 17, 2018. It additionally marked the primary time since OU posted consecutive street convention wins for the reason that starting of the Grey-Walton Period in 2018.
OU leads the general collection with West Virginia 19-4, together with 8-3 on the street.
Sophomore Megan Wilson and freshman Alexis Shelton led the offense with 11 kills every. Shelton had a formidable .500 clip with solely two errors, which put her as the most effective freshman within the convention final week in hitting proportion (0.500) and second general. Wilson posted a .348 hitting proportion with solely three errors and had 5 digs.
Final week’s Huge 12 Rookie of the Week, Taylor Preston, chipped in 10 kills, 5 digs and 4 blocks. Sophomore Payton Chamberlain added 34 assists, whereas graduate pupil Adria Oliver led the Sooners with six blocks, only one off her season-high in that class.
TWICE AS NICE
Sophomore libero Callie Kemohah was named the Huge 12 Defensive Participant of the Week Tuesday afternoon for the fourth time in her profession.
She is the second Sooner in 2022 to earn at the very least two weekly convention honors this season, becoming a member of fellow Sooner, Wilson, to perform this feat.
Kemohah continues to energy the OU protection from the again row and at present leads the convention and OU this season in digs per set (4.66), whereas topping the Sooners and sitting in third for complete digs (396) within the Huge 12.
In one other nice defensive efficiency final weekend, Kemohah posted a conference-best 23 digs in a three-set match within the Sooners’ victory towards West Virginia. She additionally topped the Huge 12 final week with 7.67 digs per set.
For convention solely matches, Kemohah is third in complete digs (176) and fifth with 4.09 digs per set. She’s additionally tenth with 0.30 service aces per set.
BATTLING IN THE BIG 12
As a workforce this season, OU is fourth in hitting proportion (.253), blocks per set (2.51) and repair aces per set (1.44).
A number of Sooners maintain top-10 rankings within the present convention standings for all the main statistical classes. Wilson leads the Huge 12 in service aces per set (0.54) and complete service aces (44). She additionally ranks second within the league with 4.57 factors per set and 374.5 factors, whereas sixth within the league with 3.61 kills per set.
Kemohah, sophomore libero and the Huge 12 Defensive Participant of the Week, tops the convention in digs per set (4.66) and is third with 396 complete digs.
Morgan Perkins is the highest freshman in blocks per set (1.21), hitting proportion (.407) and complete blocks (97). Perkins moved to second in hitting proportion and is third in blocks per set. Chamberlain ranks fourth with 9.69 assists per set.
In convention matches solely, Wilson sits in second throughout the Huge 12 with 0.39 service aces per set and tied for second in complete service aces (16), fifth in factors per set (4.09) and sixth with 3.34 kills per set. Perkins sits in second with a .411 hitting proportion, whereas sitting in tenth with 0.97 blocks per set.
Chamberlain’s 9.35 assists per set ranks sixth in convention play, whereas Kemohah is third with 176 complete digs and fifth in digs per set (4.09).
SETTING THE RECORD BOOK STRAIGHT
The 2022 workforce has already etched their title 9 instances within the report books.
As a workforce, the Sooners set program information for aces (11) and block assists (30) in a four-set match, together with 28 block assists in a three-set match.
Wilson’s 5 aces in a three-set match is tied for essentially the most in program historical past, whereas sitting in second for aces in a single season with 44. That is Wilson’s fourth mark within the report e book after posting 392 kills and 20 solo blocks in the course of the 2021 season, placing her seventh and tied for fifth, respectively.
Perkins has already made her mark within the report e book after setting a program report for 11 block assists in a three-set match towards Texas Southern (Sept. 16). At the moment, she can also be second in hitting proportion for a single season with .407.
Kemohah has entered the chat, matching a career-best 23 aces per season. That is Kemohah’s third mark within the report e book after posting 436 digs and 23 aces in the course of the 2021 season, sitting in ninth for each classes.
5 Sooners have notched double-doubles for the 2022 season with two doing it twice this season.
Preston posted the primary profession double-double for the Sooners this season after 11 kills and 10 digs towards Ball State on the LUV Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 2. The next weekend, she notched her second double-double of the season with 19 kills and 11 digs on the Santa Clara Invitational towards Fresno State in California on Sept. 11.
Perkins posted her first profession double-double with 11 blocks and 10 kills towards Texas Southern on Sept. 16 to shut out the non-conference slate.
Graduate pupil Savannah Davison and Chamberlain each recorded double-doubles the fifth and sixth Sooner double-doubles on the season towards Kansas State on Oct. 19. Davison posted her first of the 12 months with season-highs in each kills (17) and digs (10), whereas Chamberlain earned her fifth profession double-double with season-highs in assists (44) and digs (19).
Wilson earned her first profession double-double this season at Kansas with 16 kills and a career-high 16 digs on Oct. 30.
Wilson has come out swinging in her sophomore marketing campaign and ranks tenth in aces per set (0.56) and twenty sixth with 44 complete service aces nationally. She is the one Huge 12 participant within the prime 30 in each classes.
Wilson leads the workforce with 296 kills (3.61 per set) and 44 service aces (0.54 per set) in 2022. The sophomore has notched double-digit kills in all however three matches this 12 months with a season-high of 19 towards Iowa (Aug. 27).
The Texas native has tallied at the very least 15 kills in 9 matches, whereas additionally hitting 5 career-highs this season – service aces (5, 3 times), digs (12), blocks (seven), block assists (seven) and hitting proportion (.500).
Wilson shares the highest spot within the league in factors in a three-set match with 22.5 vs. Iowa on Aug. 27.
SCOUTING TEXAS TECH
The Pink Raiders are one in all seven Huge 12 faculties ranked within the prime 100 of the NCAA Ladies’s Volleyball RPI rankings at No. 56. Texas Tech enters Wednesday’s match 14-10 general with a 3-8 mark in convention play.
Texas Tech is trying to bounce again after a six-match shedding streak with its final win being in Lubbock towards the Sooners, 3-1, on Oct. 12.
Three Texas Tech gamers sit within the prime three of 4 main statistical classes within the convention. Senior Kenna Sauer leads the Huge 12 with 351 kills and 387.5 factors, whereas second in kills per set (3.99) and third in factors per set (4.40). Junior setter Reese Rhodes ranks second with 10.44 assists per set. Sitting behind Wilson, Texas Tech junior Maddie O’Brien ranks second in service aces per set (0.45) and complete service aces (37).
SCOUTING NO. 1 TEXAS
No. 1 Texas enters this week 17-1 and 7-1 on the street with its solely loss coming at Iowa State. The Longhorns have notched 5 ranked wins this 12 months towards then-No. 5 Minnesota, No. 7 Ohio State (twice), No. 12 Stanford and No. 18 Baylor. Within the newest AVCA Coaches Ballot, all 4 groups are ranked within the prime 10.
Head coach Jerritt Elliott enters his twenty second season with the Longhorns, holding a 600-122 head teaching report, together with 561-110 because the Texas head coach.
Ranked within the prime spot within the AVCA Division I Coaches Ballot for the preseason and 10 of 11 weeks within the season, the Longhorns additionally sit atop of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee’s Prime 10 groups and NCAA Ladies’s Volleyball RPI rankings. For the NCAA DI Volleyball rankings, the Longhorns are the one Huge 12 faculty represented and within the NCAA Ladies’s Volleyball RPI, Texas is one in all seven Huge 12 faculties ranked within the prime 100.
As a workforce, Texas ranks within the prime three of 5 of seven statistical classes within the league, together with first in hitting proportion (.335), assists per set (13.65), and kills per set (14.51). Nationally, the Longhorns are within the prime 5 in hitting proportion (first), assists per set (second), and fourth in kills per set and match W-L proportion (0.944).
With a veteran squad, three Texas gamers lead the convention in 4 main statistical classes. Redshirt senior Asjia O’Neal leads the Huge 12 and the nation with a .481 hitting proportion, whereas additionally sixth in blocks per set (1.18) within the Huge 12. Senior Logan Eggelston tops the convention in kills per set (4.45) and factors per set (5.20), whereas additionally within the prime 10 nationally (No. 9) in factors per set. She’s additionally third in aces per set (0.41) within the Huge 12. Senior setter Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres leads the convention in assists per set (11.42), whereas sixth nationally in that very same class.
OU’s 10-2 non-conference report marks their greatest non-conference begin since 2013, together with the Grey-Walton period.
The Sooners are 191-294 all-time in Huge 12 play and 11-16 all-time in convention openers. Underneath Grey-Walton, OU is 30-36 in Huge 12 play and 2-3 in league openers.
Eight of OU’s common season opponents earned berths within the 2021 NCAA Match, together with seven convention foes – No. 1 Texas, No. 10 Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Longhorns reached the Elite Eight whereas the Jayhawks and Bears every superior to the Candy Sixteen.
OU will host each Huge 12 workforce (eight) at house in 2022, together with its common season and Senior Night time towards TCU on Nov. 26.
The Sooners go to the Little Apple for a mid-week match subsequent Wednesday towards Kansas State in Manhattan.
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