From OBU Sports Information
Casady Fletcher, Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations
The No. 15 Oklahoma Baptist volleyball team defeated Oklahoma City 3-1 (25-17, 25-14, 15-25, 25-17) for their 50th consecutive regular season Sooner Athletic Conference victory.
The Lady Bison (14-6, 4-0 SAC) jumped out to a 7-0 lead to start the first set. The Stars (9-4, 2-1) stormed back, getting as close as 9-8, but OBU never relinquished the lead on the way to an eight point victory.
OBU trailed for the first time in the match at 2-3 in the second set, but immediately tied the set and stayed on top the remainder of the frame. The Lady Bison used a 14-4 run to open up an 11 point lead, which ended up being the final margin.
The Stars finished the third set with a fantastic .382 hitting percentage, leading by as much as 10 as OCU extended the match to a fourth set. It was the only set that the Stars finished with a positive percentage. The loss ended a streak of 23 consecutive conference sets won by the Lady Bison.
A wire-to-wire victory in the fourth gave OBU their fifth straight win of the season. The Lady Bison closed out the set on a 7-3 run, hitting for .250 in the decisive final frame.
“This is a big win for our program,” said Lady Bison head coach Anna Howle. “We have a lot of girls that have worked very hard and it’s nice to be rewarded with a milestone like this. Now we want to hopefully keep extending our streak.”
Sophomore transfer Cadyn Laing finished with a match-high 14 kills to lead OBU. She was efficient with a .444 hitting percentage, and added one solo block and five blocking assists in the win. OBU had nine total blocks as a team.
Libero Valerie Stetzer had 11 digs, senior Ezgi Guney led OBU with 34 assists, and freshman Kate Decker finished with eight digs and eight assists.
OBU will get a week off as they next play host to Texas Wesleyan on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Noble Complex.