Tech Launches Second Round of Big 12 Play at WVU

Tech Launches Second Round of Big 12 Play at WVU

Katy Keenan Katy Keenan

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech volleyball ­­begins the back half of Big 12 play Wednesday as it travels to Morgantown, W. Va., looking for the series sweep of West Virginia. First serve from WVU Coliseum is set for 6 p.m. ET. 

The match will be streamed on Mountaineer.TV with live stats available through WVU.StatBroadcast.com. 

The Red Raiders (15-7, 4-4) enter the second round of conference action having already matched its Big 12 win total from 2017. Tech is one of five teams tied for third in the league with a .500 record.

West Virginia (9-12, 1-7) is looking to get on track in the second half of league play. The Mountaineers suffered three five-set losses in the first half of its conference slate and picked up their lone win against Kansas State.

Tech is eyeing the series sweep over the Mountaineers after taking a 3-1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16) in Lubbock. The Red Raiders hold an 8-7 lead in the all-time series and are 2-3 against the Mountaineers under head coach Tony Graystone.

TEAM NOTES

Tech is 4-5 in true road matches

Tech is looking for its first win in Morgantown since 2015

Tech enters the week at No. 44 in the NCAA RPI

A fifth Big 12 win would match its most in a season since 2002

Tech is 10-1 this season when it wins the first set and 5-6 when losing it

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Brooke Kanas leads Tech in kills during Big 12 play

Emily Hill has led the team in kills a team-best 12 times this season 

In Big 12 play, Missy Owens ranks second in the league with 11.26 assists per set

Libero Emerson Solano is third in the Big 12 in digs per set for the year

Senior Katy Keenan is six blocks away from her first-career 100 block season

Be sure to keep up the Red Raiders on Twitter and Instagram at @TexasTechVB and online at www.TexasTech.com.

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