TEXAS TECH RED RAIDER VOLLEYBALL A NEW ERA, A NEW BEGINNING u Head Coach Don Flora u Unanimous Preseason All-Big 12 selection Amanda Dowdy 2011 SCHEDULE L,1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 SEPTEMBER 2 Central Arkansas Northwestern State 3 Morehead State 6 at Texas-Pan American 9 vs. Southeastern Louisiana vs. Grambling State 10 at Louisiana Tech 16 vs. Prairie View A&M 17 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette at UT-Arlington 19 at North Texas 24 #16 Iowa State* 26 at New Mexico W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 OCTOBER 1 #25 Oklahoma* 5 at Baylor* 8 Kansas State* 12 at #10 Texas* 15 at Missouri* 19 Texas A&M* 22 at Kansas* 26 Baylor* L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 DECEMBER 1-4 NCAA First & Second Rounds 9-10 NCAA Regionals 15 NCAA Semifinals 17 NCAA National Championship Senior Co-Captain Karlyn Meyers TEXAS TECH at TEXAS A&M AUGUST 26 at TCU 27 vs. Connecticut vs. Grambling State NOVEMBER 2 at Texas A&M* 5 at Iowa State* 9 Texas* 12 Kansas* 15 at San Jose State 19 at Kansas State* 23 Missouri* u 6:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. TBA 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA * Big 12 Conference match All times listed are Central. FOLLOWING THE RED RAIDERS Twitter_______________________ @TechAthletics Twitter (In-game updates)______ @TechGameday Facebook_________ facebook.com/TTUAthletics Tumblr__________ texastechathletics.tumblr.com YouTube___________youtube.com/TechAthletics Date___________________________ Wed., Nov. 2 Time____________________________ 6:30 p.m. Location_______________ College Station, Texas Arena___________________________Reed Arena All-Time Series______________ A&M leads 53-29 COVERAGE Twitter______________________ @TechGameday Live Stats_____________ www.aggieathletics.com Live Video____________ www.aggieathletics.com TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS Record____________________________ 15-9; 1-8 Head Coach______________________ Don Flora Record at Tech______________ 15-9 (1st Season) Career Record____________ 284-68 (12th Season) TEXAS A&M AGGIES Record____________________________ 17-5; 6-3 Head Coach___________________Laurie Corbelli Record at A&M__________ 392-192 (19th Season) Career Record___________ 492-298 (26th Season) RED RAIDERS RETURN TO ACTION AGAINST TEXAS A&M Coming off its first Big 12 victory of the season, Texas Tech returns to the court Wednesday evening in College Station for a 6:30 p.m. match against the Texas A&M Aggies at Reed Arena. THE SERIES Following the Aggies’ five-set victory earlier this season, Texas A&M controlls a 53-29 all-time advantage in the series that dates back to 1975. Tech, which is only 8-25 all-time in College Station, has lost nine-straight to A&M as the Red Raiders’ last win came in a 3-0 sweep on Nov. 18, 2006. Tech also took a five-set victory against the Aggies earlier that year in what is the school’s lone win in College Station since 1998. LOOKING AHEAD The Red Raiders remain on the road this weekend, traveling to Ames, Iowa for a 4 p.m. match Saturday with the 13th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum. Tech returns to the United Spirit Arena next Wednesday (Nov. 9) to face in-state rival Texas at 6:30 p.m. The match will be aired live locally on Fox News Now, channel No. 9 for Suddenlink customers in the Lubbock area. AGGIES DELIVER ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER TO TECH IN SERIES OPENER Tech dropped its second five-set match of the season Oct. 19 when the Aggies escaped Lubbock with a 3-2 victory thanks in part to a 15-13 win in the final frame that kept the Red Raiders winless in Big 12 play. Amanda Dowdy led the Red Raiders with a match-high 22 kills to go along with 10 digs, while Miara Cave and Breeann David each added 16 and 11 kills of their own. BAYLOR VICTORY MOVES TECH TWO WINS SHY OF FIRST WINNING SEASON SINCE 2001 With its win over Baylor a week ago, Tech is now two wins shy of ensuring its first winning season since 2001 as the Red Raiders have six Big 12 matches remaining along with a non-conference contest at San Jose State. Tech’s 2001 squad finished the year 18-14 en route to earning an NCAA Tournament selection. The Red Raiders will face three nationally-ranked squads over the final month of the season with two of those coming on the road. FLORA EARNS FIRST BIG 12 VICTORY After eight tries, including two close calls, Don Flora earned his first Big 12 victory when Tech defeated Baylor in five sets last week. The first-year head coach nearly led Tech to victories over No. 25 Oklahoma and Texas A&M earlier in the year before falling in five sets. In his 12 totals seasons as a head coach, Flora is a combined 141-18 during conference matches, boasting an .889 winning percentage. PROBABLE STARTERS OH RS SET MB Amanda Dowdy Moved to second all-time in kills against Texas A&M. Miara Cave Second on the team in kills; leads team with 81 blocks. Karlyn Meyers Senior recently moved to sixth all-time in assists. Dravon Rangel Recorded a school-record 14 block assists at UNM. OH MB LIB DS Breeann David Third on team in kills and second in total attempts. Mikia Mills Second on the team with 72 blocks so far. Tory Vaughan Team leader with 256 digs at a 3.66 per set average. Brandy Huskey Back-up setter who has 10+ digs in last two matches.