Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

NORMAN – A back-and-forth battle went the way in which of the Sooners because the Oklahoma volleyball workforce defeated Texas Tech, 3-2, Wednesday evening.
 
The Sooners took the match, 25-18, 25-21, 19-25, 28-30, 15-13. OU was in a position to edge the Crimson Raiders regardless of solely main in two of the six main statistical classes – service aces (8-2) and digs (87-82).
 
“We’re tremendous excited in regards to the momentum that we’re persevering with to construct, not simply within the win tonight, however we felt prefer it was a very good, stacked day, win or lose,” head coach Lindsey Grey-Walton mentioned. “We may have walked away from this match feeling like we competed arduous and had some actually massive moments from some gamers. In order that’s been the theme for the reason that Baylor match. We felt like we have been competing and enjoying arduous, however we simply hadn’t been in that system of apply lengthy sufficient.”
 
OU has now received three-straight convention matches which is the most effective Large 12 win streak for the reason that conclusion of the 2019 common season. The Sooners prolong its result in 43-39 within the general season and 24-14 at dwelling. Below Grey-Walton, the Sooners are 6-4 in opposition to Texas Tech.
 
Offensively, a trio of Sooners notched double-digit kills together with two with 20+ kills. Freshman led the way in which with a career-high 23 kills on the evening, whereas sophomore Megan Wilson posted her first 20+ kills efficiency with 20 kills, simply two away from matching her career-high. Freshman Alexis Shelton additionally added 17 kills on the evening, which is one shy from matching her career-high.
 
Additionally, 4 Sooners earned double-doubles throughout their victory in opposition to the Crimson Raiders. Each Preston and Wilson posted 15 digs to go along with their kill rely. This marked Preston’s third profession double-double and Wilson’s second on the season. Wilson continues to be second within the document books after including 5 aces on the evening, bringing her service ace complete of the season to 49.
 
Sophomore Payton Chamberlain paced the offense with 54 digs and picked up her third double-double on the season and sixth general with 14 digs. This marked Chamberlain’s second 50+ digs efficiency for 2022.
 
Defensively, the Sooners tallied 87 digs with sophomore Callie Kemohah earned a season-high 26 digs, bringing her dig complete for the season to 422, which is only one dig away from reaching the highest 10 within the document books for a single season. Kemohah added a pair of service aces to deliver her season complete to 25, leaping to seventh within the document books.
 
Freshman Morgan Perkins led the workforce in blocks and blocks assists (5), whereas Shelton matched a career-high complete blocks and block assists with 4. After tonight’s defensive efficiency, Perkins cracked the highest 10 in block assists in a single season after bringing her block assists complete to 94.
 
The Sooners and Crimson Raiders started the battle in Set One, going back-and-forth for half of the set, tied 10-10 at one level. OU went on a five-point run to increase its lead earlier than the media timeout, 15-10. The Sooners would proceed their five-point lead, 18-13, forcing a Texas Tech timeout. After the break, the Sooners used a 3-0 run to shut out the set, 25-18, and taking a 1-0 benefit within the match.
 
OU continued the momentum, leaping to a 3-1 result in start the second set. The Crimson Raiders went on a 3-0 run to knot the match in opposition to the Sooners, 11-11. The Sooners took a two-point lead after kills from Preston and Shelton, however Texas Tech would take the lead 15-14, earlier than the media timeout. Wilson posted a kill and repair ace to take the lead, 19-17, forcing a Texas Tech timeout. The Sooners took the 2-0 benefit within the match after Preston closed out the second set 25-21 for the Sooners.
 
The fourth set was a slugfest at first because the groups went back-and-forth, however Texas Tech held the lead or tied OU till happening a 2-0 run (16-15 lead) to pressure a Crimson Raiders timeout, 18-16. The Crimson Raiders would carry the momentum all through the entire set to win the fourth-set thriller, 30-28, and pressure a fifth and remaining set.
 
OU got here out firing on all cylinders within the remaining set, leaping to a 6-2 result in pressure a Crimson Raider timeout. The Sooners stored their foot on the fuel pushing the result in 10-5, however Texas Tech chipped away after a 4-0 run to pressure a Sooner timeout. Preston gave the Sooners a two-point benefit, 14-12, after posting a career-high 23 kills. OU garnered the 15-13 set victory, incomes its third-straight Large 12 match, 3-2.
 
The convention slate continues for Oklahoma volleyball at dwelling to tackle No. 1 Texas at 6 p.m. CT Saturday for the Crimson River Rivalry. Saturday’s match in opposition to the Longhorns will supply a free giveaway of OU volleyball coolers whereas provides final.
 
“So, testomony to how we have been going by means of issues and the behaviors that we have had, as a result of then the result is 3-0,” Grey-Walton famous. “We have actually created a pleasant alternative heading into this weekend being dwelling for the Crimson River Rivalry and Texas being a top-ranked workforce. We have earned the chance to be in it on Saturday however tonight we’ll get pleasure from this.”

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