Nov. 27, 2004
NORMAN, Okla. -
Baylor overcame a sluggish start to take a two games to one lead, but Oklahoma rallied to win the final two games to take a 3-2 victory (30-14, 24-30, 22-30, 30-28, 15-13) Saturday night in the season finale at Lloyd Noble Center.
Junior setter Emily Huston (Santa Rosa, Calif.) recorded her first career triple-double with 10 kills, 12 digs and 49 assists for the Bears (12-19, 4-16 Big 12). Junior outside hitter Kelly Spriggs (Houston, Texas) came one kills shy of her career high with 19. Sophomore Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) had 12 kills kills and a career-high 23 digs, while junior outside hitter Stella Odion (Houston, Texas) had 13 kills and 12 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Desiree Guilliard-Young (Berkeley, Calif.) added 11 kills and nine blocks, while freshman libero Kristen Schramek (San Antonio, Texas) pitched in with 17 digs.
Keri Coats led Oklahoma (12-17, 4-16) with 20 kills, while Joanna Schmidt had 17 kills and 18 digs. Anna Stadel recorded 12 kills, while Anna Monsen had 21 digs. Laura Tomes registered 11 blocks as the Sooners outblocked the Bears, 18.0-11.0.
Oklahoma scored five in a row early to go up 6-1, then later extended the lead to 22-6 with a seven-point run. The Sooners hit .242, while the Bears made 16 errors and hit -.115 and Oklahoma went up a game with a 30-14 victory.
Baylor was much better offensively and defensively in game two as they used a four-point run to take an 8-5 lead. The Bears pushed the lead to five at 15-10, then later upped the advantage to 27-18, their largest lead of the game. Oklahoma scored three straight at game point, but Baylor held on to even the match, 30-24. Spriggs took over for Baylor with seven kills as the Bears hit .289.
The Bears scored five straight to take a 7-2 lead, but the Sooners answered right back with five of their own to tie the game 7-7. Baylor scored three straight to go up 12-9, then scored four behind the serve of junior defensive specialist Maggie Chlebana
(Calgary, Alberta), which included an ace, to take an 18-12 lead. The Bears kept a cushion the rest of the way and scored the last three points to take the game, 30-22. Spriggs once again led the way for the Bears with six more kills. Baylor hit .279, while Oklahoma hit only .149.
Oklahoma started quickly in game four by taking a 5-1 lead, but Baylor kept chipping away then scored four straight to take a 14-13 lead. Another four-point run pushed the lead to 18-14, but the Sooners rallied to tie the game 23-23. The two teams traded points back-and-forth until Oklahoma tallied the final two points to tie the match, 30-28. The Bears hit only .077 for the game, while the Sooners hit .170.
The Sooners scored three straight in game five to take a 5-2 lead, but the Bears were able to fight back and cut it to 9-8. Oklahoma responded by winning the next two points to go up 11-8 and got to game point at 14-11. The Bears got kills from Meira and Odion to get to within one at 14-13, but Oklahoma closed it out with a kill, 15-13.
Baylor finishes in a tie for ninth in the Big 12 Conference, which does not have a post-season tournament.