Oct. 16, 2008
WACO, Texas -
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BAYLOR VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO TEXAS A&M
The Baylor volleyball team hits the road on for the second time in three days as the Bears travel to face Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m. at G. Rollie White Coliseum. The Bears are coming off a 3-0 loss at second-ranked Nebraska on Wednesday nigh. After starting conference play with a 4-1 record, Baylor has lost three-straight contests, including match-ups with the second- and third-ranked teams in the nation. Katie Sanders leads Baylor with 214 kills this season, while Taylor Barnes has collected 623 assists and 26 service aces. Anna Breyfogle leads the conference and ranks second in the nation with 1.56 blocks per set, while freshman Allison King has recorded 247 digs this season. Texas A&M enters the match with an even 9-9 record on the season, including a 4-4 mark in Big 12 play. The Aggies dropped a 3-1 decision at home to Texas on Wednesday night. Prior to the Texas match, Texas A&M won three-straight league matches, including five-set wins against Missouri and at Kansas and a 3-0 sweep at Texas Tech. Mary Batis leads the Aggies with 229 kills, while Sarah Ammerman has tallied 201 kills on the season. Kristen Schevikhoven has 470 set assists, while Ammerman has served up 13 aces. Batis leads the team with 190 digs, while Darla Donaldson blocks at a 1.07 blocks per set average. The match, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., will have a live video webcast online at AggieAthletics.com and will feature GameTracker and an audio webcast available at BaylorBears.com
LAST TIME AGAINST TEXAS A&M
Sarah Ammerman recorded 19 kills and Mary Batis added 17 kills for Texas A&M as the Aggies defeated Baylor 3-0 (30-27, 33-31, 30-27) at G. Rollie White Coliseum. The match marked the end of the season for Baylor and the final collegiate match for Amanda Modglin and Kristen Schramek. Anna Breyfogle led the way for Baylor with 13 kills while Katie Sanders tallied 12 kills in her first match in over a week following an injury. Haley Thomas added eight kills and Ashlie Christenson contributed seven kills for the Bears. Baylor (14-17, 6-14 Big 12) served up nine service aces and did not commit a receiving error for the first time this season. Mady Bates tallied a career-high four aces, while Taylor Barnes added two, raising her Big 12 leading mark to 48 aces this season. Sarah Grace led the Baylor defense with a match-high 18 digs, while Barnes and Schramek recorded nine kills apiece. Breyfogle recorded five total blocks and Thomas added four blocks.
LAST TIME OUT
Jordan Larson recorded 16 kills and Nebraska held Baylor to an .000 hitting percentage as the second-ranked Huskers downed the Bears 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-20) on Wednesday night at the Nebraska Coliseum. Baylor suffers its third-straight loss, falling 3-0 at third-ranked Texas before dropping a 3-1 decision to Iowa State on Saturday. Tara Mueller and Kori Cooper added eight kills apiece for Nebraska who moves to 18-0 on the season. Briana Tolbert and Katie Sanders led the way for Baylor with five kills apiece. Taylor Barnes added 21 set assists. Allison King tallied 12 digs to mark the 13th-straight match that she has reached double-figure digs. Baylor, who entered the match leading the Big 12 Conference with 2.68 blocks per set on the season, failed to record a block through the first two sets before tallying five blocks in the third set. Nebraska recorded 11 blocks on the night, the second-most blocks this season for the Huskers.