Nov. 9, 2010
Baylor Game Notes | Texas Game Notes
Game Center: Match 26
Date: Nov. 10, 2010
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (6,000)
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Talent: Larry Little (pxp)
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THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT
TEXAS (17-5, 12-2 Big 12)
Texas leads 66-2
Waco: Texas leads 27-2
Austin: Texas leads 34-0
Neutral: Texas leads 5-0
Last Meeting: Texas won, 3-0 [Sept. 18, 2010]
Streak: Texas, W17
Last 10: Texas leads 10-0
The seventh-ranked Longhorns enter the week riding a nine-match winning streak, dating back to Oct. 6. In that span, Texas has lost just three sets, while picking up a win over No. 2 Nebraska at home and two wins over Oklahoma. Texas started the season 5-4, but three of the four losses came against top-five ranked teams. Since, UT has compiled a 12-1 overall record.
Texas features a three-pronged attack on offense with Juliann Faucette, Amber Roberson and Rachel Adams. Faucette leads the team at 3.32 kills per set, while Roberson averages 3.04 and Adams is at 2.86. The Longhorns feature two setters with Hannah Allison at 9.86 assists per set and Michelle Kocher at 8.68 aps, splitting the duties.
On defense, Texas is ranked second in the league in blocking at 2.57 blocks per set, led by Adams’ average of 1.24. In the back row, libero Sydney Yogi is averaging 3.40 digs per set to lead the team.
THE TOP FIVE
- Baylor got back to its winning ways in its last match, completing the season sweep of Texas A&M for the first time in program history. The Bears beat the Aggies in five sets for the third consecutive time. The win moves BU into a sixth-place tie in the conference standings with Texas A&M at 6-8. The two teams are 2.5 matches behind Missouri’s 9-6 record in fifth.
- Middle blockers Elizabeth Graham and Torri Campbell have helped carry Baylor both offensively and defensively in Big 12 play. In league matches, Graham leads the team in kills (158), hitting percentage (.323) and blocks (68). Meanwhile, Campbell is second in all three categories racking up 131 kills, hitting .277 and recording 47 blocks in BU’s 14 conference matches.
- Baylor's back-row defense is ranked third in the NCAA in digs per set, averaging 18.672. BU also leads the Big 12 by a huge margin, posting two digs per set more than any Big 12 team. As a team, Baylor has racked up a league-leading 1,693 total digs on the season. The Bears racked up 104 digs against Texas A&M, averaging 20.8 per set.
- Senior Caitlyn Trice and junior Allison King have led Baylor to its top ranking in digs per set. Trice leads the conference with 5.27 dps, while King is tied for eighth in the league at 4.12. They are the only set of teammates in the top 10 in that category in the Big 12. Meanwhile, Trice’s average is on pace to shatter King’s single-season digs-per-set record of 4.46 set in 2009.
- Texas has defeated Baylor 17 consecutive times, including last year’s match in Waco, which was played in the McLane Student Life Center due to unsafe court conditions in the Ferrell Center.