DENTON, Texas – Oklahoma Baptist broke the brooms out of the cupboard for the first time this season, earning straight-set victories over Texas Woman's, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-12) and Eastern New Mexico, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15). The Bison close out the weekend with a 3-1 record at the Patriot/Pioneer Tournament, and 4-1 for the entire week.
DENTON, Texas – Oklahoma Baptist broke the brooms out of the cupboard for the first time this season, earning straight-set victories over Texas Woman’s, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-12) and Eastern New Mexico, 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-15). The Bison close out the weekend with a 3-1 record at the Patriot/Pioneer Tournament, and 4-1 for the entire week.
Oklahoma Baptist 3, Texas Woman’s 0
Texas Woman’s proved the trickier foe on the day for OBU, pushing the Bison for two sets before faltering down the stretch. Oklahoma Baptist was relentless and efficient on the attack, hitting .239 for the match and .375 in the third set. Meanwhile, the defense started strong, allowing TWU to hit just .037 in the first frame while averaging 12.3 digs/set.
Malia Leatherland and Hayley Daniel lead the way on offense, combining for 23 of OBU’s 39 kills in the match. Rylen Moore continued to set up her teammates well in her debut season, handing out a match-high 27 assists. Daniel also chipped in with three service aces.
At the net, Taneyah Brown and Audrey Poupard proved a formidable duo with two blocks each. On the back end, Diana Carranza blanketed the floor and dug out 12 balls, while Daniel posted a double-double with 10 digs.
Oklahoma Baptist 3, Eastern New Mexico 0
Oklahoma Baptist’s second opponent of the day provided little resistance throughout, with OBU hitting at a .315 clip. A fast start again proved the key for the Bison, holding ENMU to just eight kills on 34 attack attempts in the opening frame. The Bison also proved dangerous when holding serve, recording a season-high eight service aces, paced by Bria Ahedo’s four.
Ahedo led the way with eight kills as OBU head coach Anna Howle had the opportunity to rotate players into the match. Moore helped out with 13 assists.
Carranza again led OBU with 10 digs, while Poupard posted four total blocks, including three solo stops.
Oklahoma Baptist move to 6-3 after a strong showing for the week. The Bison will now focus their attention on their first Great American Conference test on Tuesday, Sept. 17 when they head to Durant to take on Southeastern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m.