From OBU Sports Information

Oklahoma Baptist won its 2012 home opener, 3-0, over Mid-America Christian and claimed its 20th consecutive Sooner Athletic Conference regular season match.

OBU won 25-14, 25-13 and 25-23, substituting liberally. It was the fourth time MACU was a victim in the 20-match win streak, which dates back to 2010.

Tarah Derden led the Lady Bison with 10 kills, followed by Patricia Moura and Kristin Pressley with nine each. Sabra Clark had 20 assists, while Ezgi Guney added 15. Moura also had three aces.

Defensively, the Lady Bison got 13 digs from Gabby Samuels and a dozen by Moura. Pressley had 1.5 blocks.

After falling behind 3-1 early in the first set, OBU launched a 9-2 run with Pressley getting two kills. The Lady Bison cruised home from there with the win.

OBU scored the first four points of the second set and used a 15-5 run to take its biggest lead of the set, 24-9.

The Lady Bison trailed 11-7 in the final set, but Pressley had three kills in a 6-2 run to tie the game at 13-13. MACU got the lead back out to three points, 17-14, but Derden, Skyler Strahm and Pressley had two kills apiece in a match-ending 11-6 string.

Now 15-3 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, the Lady Bison step out of conference play Saturday with a trip to Olathe, Kan., to play MidAmerica Nazarene.

MACU dropped to 10-4 overall and 1-1 in SAC action.


Ray Fink is the Sports Information Director at Oklahoma Baptist University.