Volleyball Wraps Up Home Slate with Oklahoma


By Nick Arthur for WVUsports.com
November 26, 2013 03:43 PM
Arielle Allen 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University volleyball team concludes its 2013 home schedule with a conference match against Oklahoma on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum.
 
"We are excited to welcome Oklahoma to Morgantown,” says coach Jill Kramer. “The team has done a great job taking care of themselves to prepare for this match. Discipline and effort in long rallies will be key.”
 
It is Senior Night, and the Mountaineers will honor seniors Liz Gulick, Elzbieta Klein, Anna Stecowska and Arielle Allen for their contributions as Mountaineers.
 
"It is always bittersweet on the night we honor our seniors for their service to WVU. We wish we could keep them here forever, but as always, that's not the case,” Kramer says. “We will, however, keep Ela's charisma, Liz's discipline, Arielle's work ethic, and Anna's smile in our hearts for years and years to come.”
 
West Virginia (19-12, 5-10 Big 12) has recorded its most wins in a single season since 1991, following a 3-1 defeat at Baylor this past Saturday, and Kramer is just one win shy of 50 career wins.
 
Oklahoma (21-7, 9-5 Big 12), who is currently No. 23 in the RPI rankings, has won three straight matches, most recently a 3-1 defeat of Texas Tech on Nov. 20.
The Sooners won the first match between the two schools earlier this season in straight sets on Oct. 26, in Norman, Okla.
 
Oklahoma posted a .333 team hitting percentage in the match, while holding the Mountaineers to just a .079 hitting clip.
WVU freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson, who currently ranks second in the Big 12 in kills per set, led the Mountaineers with 16 kills on 44 attempts in the loss.
 
Anderson is also No. 50 nationally in kills per set (3.95) – fifth among all freshmen.
 
Sooner senior Sallie McLaurin leads the conference in points per set (4.63), and blocks per set (1.35), while also ranking second in the league in hitting percentage (.428).
 
The Mountaineers travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to face Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m., for the 2013 season finale. West Virginia is 8-0 all-time against the Bulls. 
 



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