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RECORD WATCH: DOWDY CHASING SEVERAL MILESTONES IN 2011 Senior Amanda Dowdy will not only be looking to end her Texas Tech career off on a high note this year, but she will also be chasing several program records. The Lexington, Texas native entered the year fifth alltime in career kills and sixth in career attacks. Dowdy is only the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 kills over a career as she has recorded 1,041 over three seasons.

this time finishing with 34 during the Nov. 20 match in Boulder. Here’s where Dowdy currently stands in career record book. CAREER KILLS Name 1. Kelly Johnson (2001-04) 2. Melissa McGehee (1999-02) 3. Brande Brown (1994-97) 4. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 5. Christine Martin (1993-97)

Kills 1,925 1,333 1,083 1,079 1,046

Dowdy also joined the top 10 last year on the single-season charts as her 424 kills ranked 10th alltime and her 1,286 attempts was sixth all-time. She also set the single-match record for kills a year ago as she finished with 37 against Colorado on Oct. 13 before nearing the feat again against the Buffaloes,

Career Attack Attempts Name Attacks 1. Kelly Johnson (2001-04) 5,142 2. Melissa McGehee (1999-92) 3,368 3. Cristine Martin (1993-97) 3,181 4. Amanda Dowdy (2008-Pres.) 2,997 5. Sabrina Zenon (1988-91) 2,969

primarily worked on her footwork. The result has been a new-found confidence for Cave, who will be looking to improve on last season’s numbers where she was second on the team with 176 kills.

gyil adds depth for the Red Raiders as she will join Brandy Huskey as a backup to Karlyn Meyers. Both Hragyil and Huskey will also see time as a back row specialist.

VAUGHAN RETURNS TO LIBERO POSITION Tory Vaughan will return to the libero position this season for the first time since she was a freshman. The now-junior spent the 2010 as a defensive specialist, playing in all 29 matches while finishing fourth on the team with 147 digs. Vaughan played in all but two matches as a freshman, totaling 143 digs in the process, third-highest on the team.

STEPHENSON, HRAGYIL RETURN HOME ALSO In addition to Dravon Rangel, freshmen Amshatar Stephenson and Nicole Hragyil will both be playing close to home this weekend as Stephenson hails from nearby Garland and Hragyil grew up in Carrollton.

RED RAIDERS BOAST 12 NEWCOMERS Soon after his hire, Don Flora immediately hit the recruiting trail, traveling all over the country trying to build the Tech roster. The hard work paid off as the Red Raiders boast 12 newcomers to this year’s roster, including nine high school prospects. DAVID LOOKS TO FOLLOW FAMILY LEGACY Breeann David’s commitment to Texas Tech last spring not only gave the program one of the top recruits in the country, but it continued a family legacy. David’s mother, the former Megan McGuire, was a standout volleyball athlete for Tech in the 1980s while her father, Stan David, starred on the football team during the same time before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1984 NFL Draft. Both her mother and aunt, Susan Kelly McGuire, are still among the top 10 in school history of every blocking category. David’s older sister, Leah David, is also the team’s student manager. RANGEL BACK IN ACTION AFTER INJURY Dravon Rangel will be back in action for the first time in almost a year this week as the redshirt sophomore missed almost all of last season with a knee injury. Rangel played in two matches of the season-opening Rice Tournament before receiving a medical redshirt at the conclusion of the season. Rangel will be making her return nearly 15 minutes from her hometown of Grand Prairie. RED RAIDERS ADD SETTER TRANSFER, HRAGYIL Tech added depth to the setter position last spring as Nicole Hragyil became the first commitment of the Don Flora era, joining the program at midterm just in time to participate in spring drills. Hra4

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GIBSON, CHIFFER SET TO REDSHIRT Texas Tech’s two junior transfers, Ciarra Gibson and Kelly Chiffer, will both redshirt this season, head coach Don Flora announced prior to the year. Gibson arrives at Tech following two seasons at Kentucky State while Chiffer previously played at Cypress College. BIG 12 BOASTS THREE IN PRESEASON TOP 25 The Big 12 Conference has three schools among the top 25 of the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll. Texas led the way at No. 4 while Oklahoma and Iowa State were both in the top 20 at No. 16 and No. 18 respectively. Missouri TECH PICKED TO FINISH NINTH IN BIG 12 PLAY The Red Raiders did not receive the preseason vote of confidence they hoped for as Tech was picked to finish last in the nine-team Big 12 Conference. Texas was picked to win the conference championship in a vote of the league coaches. Rank 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Team (First-place votes) Texas (7) Iowa State (2) Oklahoma Texas A&M Missouri Baylor Kansas Kansas State Texas Tech

Points 63 53 53 43 32 30 22 20 8

TEXAS TECH RECORD WHEN... At home...........................................................................0-0 On the road.....................................................................0-1 Neutral site......................................................................2-0 Big 12 Play.......................................................................0-0 Non-Conference...........................................................2-1 At a tournament ..........................................................2-1 Wearing red uniforms.................................................1-0 Wearing white uniforms............................................1-0 Wearing black uniforms.............................................0-1 Wearing pink uniforms...............................................0-0 Monday............................................................................0-0 Tuesday............................................................................0-0 Wednesday.....................................................................0-0 Friday................................................................................0-1 Saturday...........................................................................2-0 Against ranked opponents.......................................0-0 Top 5 opponents..........................................................0-0 Top 10 opponents........................................................0-0 Kills Leading............................................................................2-1 Trailing..............................................................................0-0 Tied....................................................................................0-0 Blocks Leading............................................................................1-1 Trailing..............................................................................1-0 Tied....................................................................................0-0 Digs Leading............................................................................1-1 Trailing..............................................................................0-0 Tied....................................................................................1-0 Attack Percentage Leading............................................................................2-1 Trailing..............................................................................0-0 Service Aces Leading............................................................................2-0 Trailing..............................................................................0-1 Tied....................................................................................0-0 Hitting Percentage Hitting .300 or better..................................................1-0 Hitting .250 to .299......................................................0-0 Hitting .200 to .249......................................................1-0 Hitting below .200.......................................................0-1 Opponents hitting above .300................................0-0 Opponents hitting .250 to .299...............................1-0 Opponents hitting .200 to .249...............................0-0 Holding opponents below .200..............................1-1 In three sets....................................................................2-0 In four sets......................................................................0-1 In five sets.......................................................................0-0 Winning set one............................................................2-0 Winning set two............................................................2-0 Winning set three.........................................................2-1 Winning set four...........................................................0-0 Losing set one...............................................................0-1 Losing set two...............................................................0-1 Losing set three.............................................................0-0 Losing set four...............................................................0-1

Texas Tech Invitational Match Notes  

Match notes for media covering the Texas Tech Volleyball Invitational

Texas Tech Invitational Match Notes  

Match notes for media covering the Texas Tech Volleyball Invitational