Sep 6, 2013
WACO, Texas - Tulsa overpowered Baylor on both sides of the net Friday night as the Bears fell in three sets, 25-16, 25-12, 25-15 at the Ferrell Center. Tulsa hit .330 as a team and held Baylor to just a .019 hitting percentage at the first night of the Baylor Classic.
The Golden Hurricane out-blocked Baylor 7.0-3.0 and had a 49-37 digs advantage defensively. Erica Bohannon led Tulsa with 12 kills and a .526 hitting percentage while Valerie El Houssine added a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Baylor's Laura Jones and Zoe Adom each hit milestones despite the loss; Adom surpassed the 600-career kills mark and finished the match with seven. Jones led Baylor with eight and eclipsed 200-career kills.
The Bears scored 43 points combined, the lowest output since the rally-scoring era began in 2001, and the first time Baylor hasn't scored at least 20 points in a set for a match.
Zoe Adom was six kills shy of 600 for her career coming into the match , and she finished with seven for the match.
Laura Jones needed just one kill to reach 200 for her career in her second year with the team, and she finished with eight.
STAT OF THE GAME I
43 - combined Baylor points; the lowest combined output since rally scoring began in 2001; also the first time in the rally-scoring era that Baylor failed to score 20 points in a set
STAT OF THE GAME II
835 - Attendance at the Ferrell Center thanks in part to the Freshman "Hall Wars" Promotion; Baylor averaged a school-record 947 fans last season at home.
Baylor takes on UT Arlington at 10 a.m. Saturday and will close the Baylor Classic with its second match of the day at 7 p.m. against Mississippi State.