Oct. 7, 2008
WACO, Texas -
BAYLOR VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO NO. 3 TEXAS
The Baylor volleyball team hits the road on Wednesday night as the Bears travel to Austin to face Texas at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Gym. The Bears are coming off a 3-0 win over Colorado last Wednesday night. The win was the first conference sweep for the Bears since defeating Texas Tech 3-0 in Lubbock last season. Baylor held Colorado to -.083 hitting for the match, the first time since 2005 that a team hit for a negative percentage in a Big 12 match. The Bears last held a conference opponent to negative hitting in 2001 at Iowa State. It also marks the first time since 1996 that a Big 12 team has hit for a negative percentage in each set of a conference match. Baylor was led on the night by Anna Breyfogle who tallied 10 kills and 10 blocks to record her first kill-block double-double of the season. For her efforts, Breyfogle was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. The 10 blocks are the most in the Big 12 this season for conference matches, and marks the third-best performance overall this year. Texas brings a No. 3 ranking into the match, with its only conference loss coming at second-ranked Nebraska. Destinee Hooker and Michelle Kocher were named the Big 12 Offensive and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the second-straight week. The match, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., will have live stats online and will feature an audio webcast available on the All-Access package at BaylorBears.com
LAST TIME AGAINST TEXAS
Destinee Hooker and Juliann Faucette tallied 14 kills apiece to lead four players in double-figure kills as Texas defeated Baylor 3-0 (30-21, 30-20, 30-25) at the Ferrell Center. Haley Thomas and Kelsey Smith each recorded nine kills for Baylor, while Anna Breyfogle added six kills for the Bears. Baylor was without the services of outside hitter Katie Sanders, who missed the match with an injury. Thomas recorded a career-high 12 digs in her first action in the back row. Taylor Barnes added 11 digs and a service ace to go along with four kills for the Bears. Baylor, who averaged just 2.45 blocks per game over the last four matches, tallied 12 blocks in three games, led by Breyfogle's eight total blocks (one solo). Thomas and Smith each recorded four blocks for the Bears.
LAST TIME OUT
The Baylor volleyball team cruised past Colorado 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-13) at the Ferrell Center. The win is the third-straight for Baylor over the Buffaloes and marks only the second time in school history that the Bears have swept Colorado. With the win, Baylor improves its record to 12-3 overall, 4-1 in Big 12 action. The Bears move to 4-1 in the Big 12 for the first time in conference history. Baylor defeated Colorado 3-0 on Oct. 4, 2000 in Boulder for the only other Baylor sweep. The win is just the fifth in Baylor history over Colorado as the Buffaloes hold a 21-5 series advantage. The Bears dominated on defense, outblocking Colorado 13.5-2 on the match. Baylor also recorded 45 digs to only 28 for the Buffaloes. The Baylor defense held Colorado to a -.083 hitting percentage. Baylor hit .385 on the night, recording 39 kills against just nine hitting errors in 78 total attacks. The hitting percentage ranks as the second-highest in the Big 12 this season. Kansas State hit for a .387 clip against Colorado earlier this season. Anna Breyfogle led the way for Baylor with 10 kills and 10 total blocks, including two solos. Her 10 kills came on an errorless 13 swings as she hit for a season-best .769 clip. The hitting percentage ranks as the second-highest in Breyfogle's career, and her best mark in a Big 12 match.