The University of Oklahoma volleyball team fell to No. 5 Texas on the road Saturday afternoon, 3-0. The Sooners dropped to 13-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12, while the Longhorns improved to 8-2 and 2-0.
Texas won each set by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-19.
Longhorn outside hitter Bailey Webster led all players with 15 kills and hit .444 for the match. Sophomore outside hitter Kierra Holst (Coppell, Texas) tallied a match-best nine kills for Oklahoma. Seniors Sallie McLaurin (Midwest City, Okla.) and Keila Rodriguez (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) each posted eight.
Despite hitting .400, McLaurin was held to single-digit kills for just the third time this season.
For the match, Texas outhit Oklahoma, .319-.174.
Sarah Palmer led the Texas defense with a match-high 18 digs. Sophomore libero Taylor Migliazzo (Kansas City, Mo.) led the Sooners with 13.
At setter, Hannah Allison dished out 43 assists, while sophomore Julia Doyle (Plymouth, Minn.) recorded a team-best 15 for Oklahoma followed by junior Kaitlyn Drawe (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) with eight.
OU is now 1-1 on the season against ranked opponents. Earlier this season, Oklahoma defeated No. 25 BYU at the PSU Tournament.
The Sooners return to action at home on Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 pm against Iowa State. Admission to this match will be free.