OU volleyball: Sooners stomp out Mountaineers in four sets
The Oklahoma volleyball team defeated new-Big 12 member West Virginia in four sets Saturday night at McCasland Fieldhouse.
How the Sooners won: After losing a hard fought first set, the Sooners used large runs in the second and fourth sets to keep the Mountaineers from earning their first Big 12 win. The Sooners won the match by having more kills (48-46), digs (57-53), blocks (24-14) and a higher hitting percentage (.314-.103) than the Mountaineers.
Key stat: 31 errors. The Mountaineers committed 31 errors compared to the Sooners 11, most of which came at key moments during the match. Freshman outside hitter Hannah Sackett and junior outside hitter Elizabeth Klein committed seven and eight errors respectively.
Key performer: Sophomore outside hitter Tara Dunn. Dunn recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs to go along with four service aces, three blocks and a .400 hitting percentages.
Key opponent: Freshman outside hitter Nikki Attea. Attea led the Mountaineers with 11 kills and a .176 hitting percentage to go along with five digs and a block.
What it means: The win ties the Sooners with three other teams for third place in the Big 12, while the Mountaineers have yet to earn their first Big 12 win. The Sooners improve to 8-0 at McCasland Fieldhouse.