Baylor Press Release
By: Cody Soto
NORMAN, Okla. – Baylor volleyball (15-7, 7-4 Big 12) used its offensive efficiency to close out Oklahoma (13-10, 5-6 Big 12) in four sets Saturday night at McCasland Field House in Norman, 25-20, 34-36, 27-25, 25-21.
The Bears matched a series-best sixth consecutive victory over the Sooners while recording 11 double-digit performances on the road.
Shelly Fanning fired off a career-high 24 kills on 46 attempts to lead the Bears. Three other Bears were in double digits with Yossiana Pressley (18), Gia Milana (13) and Aniah Philo (13).
Hannah Fluegel recorded her first career double-double with a team-high 34 assists and a career-high 14 digs to help the Bears record their third consecutive conference win.
In set one, the Bears fell behind early after two OU blocks at 13-9. Baylor would roll off 10 of the next 11 points to take an 18-14 advantage and closed out the frame with a kill from Milana, 25-20.
The second set saw 15 ties and nine lead changes. Oklahoma went up 23-20 before the Bears tied it at 24-24 to send the set into extra points. BU had five set points but ultimately fell after a Sooner block, 36-34.
BU battled back from an early deficit to pull ahead 16-14 behind a Pressley kill. Three straight BU attack errors tied it at 20-20, and Oklahoma reached set point at 24-21 after a 4-1 run. The Bears climbed back with five kills and a service ace to take the third set, 27-25.
Down 21-16 in the fourth set, Baylor stormed back with a 9-0 scoring run to take the match in four, 25-21. In that stretch, BU recorded five kills and two blocks to close out the Sooners.