LUBBOCK, Texas - Baylor (20-11, 7-9) used a 19-kill effort from Zoe Adom to defeat Texas Tech (14-17, 3-12) 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21) Wednesday evening in Lubbock. The Bears recorded their sixth 20-win season in program history, third since 1996 and second under head coach Jim Barnes.
"Our seniors really helped lead us today because this was a big win," Barnes said. "We have one more left, but getting to 20 wins is a great plateau for this program."
Baylor outhit Texas Tech .297-.144 on the match.
Adom now has 14 double-digit kill matches this season and swung .500 for the match. Torri Campbell (.444) totaled a season high 16 kills, while Alyssa Dibbern (.303) added 15, their 10th and 19th double-figure kill matches, respectively.
Kate Harris led the squad in both assists (54) and digs (15) for her 17th double-double of the year. Campbell totaled six blocks to lead Baylor's 11-block attack.
Up by as many as seven in set one, the Bears opened the match with a 25-23 win. Baylor used an 8-2 run to open up the set for a 23-16 lead, but a 7-1 run from the Red Raiders pushed it to 24-23 and forced a BU timeout. Erin Sorrells came out of the timeout and served the ball into the net to give Baylor the 1-0 lead. Adom led with five kills, while Campbell and Dibbern each had four as the Bears swun .286 in the opener.
Tech shook off an early Baylor lead and held a 21-16 advantage in the second, but a 6-1 run from the Bears evened the match at 22. Following a Red Raiders timeout, the Bears appeared to have a point on a Dibbern block, but her hand clipped the net on the way down to put TTU ahead 23-22. Munch-Soegaard tied it up with a kill, but Tech took the last two points for the 25-23 win.
The two teams went into the break tied at 1-1 despite Baylor outhitting Texas Tech .276-.177 thru two sets.
With the third set tied at 11, Baylor went on an 8-2 run to open up a 19-13 lead. BU's size began asserting itself dominating plays at the net and getting two blocks during the run. A block from Dibbern and Nora ended the set, as the Bears took the 25-18 win. Adom totaled six kills in the set, while Munch-Soegaard totaled five. BU swung .395 in set three.
The Bears trailed a majority of the fourth set, but tied it at 20 and went on a 5-1 run to close out the set. Campbell led the way with six kills in the fourth.
Baylor will wrap up regular season play on Saturday, traveling to take on SMU at 1 p.m. in Dallas.