Sooners Welcome Mountaineers Saturday


Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:46 am
By: News 9


The University of Oklahoma volleyball team (12-4, 1-1) will take on new Big 12 member, West Virginia (8-7, 0-2), in Norman Saturday night at McCasland Field House. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

The Sooners opened Big 12 play with a 1-1 record. OU pulled an upset over then-No. 11 Kansas State (27-25, 25-19, 25-21), and dropped a decision to No. 9 Texas (18-25, 14-25, 10-25) - each in three sets.

Against the Wildcats, the Sooners combined to break three match records.

Freshman setter Julia Doyle became the first player in OU history to stamp five service aces in a single match - despite the set count - while junior middle blocker Sallie McLaurin surpassed her own individual three-set match record when she inked 10 block assists against Kansas State. With McLaurin's efforts, the Sooners also broke a team, three-set match record after they totaled 22 block assists in the sweep over the Wildcats.

West Virginia has yet to pick up a Big 12 win, falling to Texas and TCU in its opening conference matches. Before traveling to Norman for the first time, the Mountaineers will make a stop in Manhattan, Kan., to square-off with the No. 15 Wildcats on Thursday night.

Saturday's match against the Mountaineers will air tape-delayed the same night at 10:30 p.m. CT on FS Oklahoma+ in conjunction with Sooner Sports TV powered by Fox Sports. For a channel listing and complete TV programming schedule, please click here.