Wichita State (10-5) at Oklahoma (13-4) - 6 p.m.
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Date: Oct. 3
First Serve: 6 p.m. CST
Location: Norman, Okla.
Arena: McCausland Fieldhouse
Radio: 103.7 KEYN FM
Talent: Brian Petrotta
Series: OU leads 21-9
Match vs. OU on TV
The match between Wichita State and Oklahoma on Wed., Oct. 3 will be televised on Kansas 22. The match is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and will feature Mike Kennedy with the play-by-play and Cori Meyer Broddle as the color analyst.
The Sooners are 13-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12 and are coming off of a win over West Virginia. Wins this season have come against Missouri State, Western Michigan, Tulsa, Air Force, North Dakota State, Arkansas, NO. 19 Kentucky, Duquesne, SMU, UALR, New Mexico, No. 11 Kansas State and West Virginia. Losses have come against Northern Colorado, No. 24 Colorado State, No. 1 Nebraska and No. 9 Texas. OU has five players averaging more than two kills per set including Tara Dunn (2.70), Sallie McLaurin (2.65), Morgan Reynolds (2.38), Keila Rodriguez (2.11) and Kierra Holst (2.05). Julia Doyle averages 9.73 assists per set and Maria Fernanda averages 4.73 digs per set. The Sooners are hitting .229 as a team while holding opponents to a .192 clip. OU is led by ninth-year head coach Santiago Restrepo.
Last Meeting vs. OU
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 14, 2011 in Wichita. The Shockers came back to win in five sets by scores of 25-27, 23-25, 25-18, 29-27 and 15-13. Emily Adney led the Shockers with 22 kills and 18 digs, while Mary Elizabeth Hooper had 64 assists and 19 digs and Sarah Waldorf had 33 digs.
Series History vs. the Sooners
Oklahoma leads the overall series with the Shockers, 21-9. The Shockers have won six of the last seven meetings. Head coach Chris Lamb is 6-1 all-time against OU.
Feekin and Andrade Honored by The Valley
Wichita State volleyball student-athletes Chelsey Feekin and Ashley Andrade have been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference for the week of Sept. 24-29. Feekin is the Player-of-the-Week and Andrade is the Defensive Player-of-the-Week.
Feekin, a junior setter from Papillion, Neb., averaged 1.75 kills, 8.62 assists, 0.12 aces, 3.00 digs and 0.50 blocks per set, while hitting .370 in two matches over the weekend.
In the four-set win at Bradley, she had the first triple-double for the Shockers since 1999. She posted 10 kills, 37 assists and 13 digs along with a service ace and three blocks and hit .571. Feekin’s triple-double was just the eighth all-time at Wichita State and just the third kills/assists/digs triple-double in school history. Against UNI, she had four kills, 32 assists, 11 digs and one block.
Andrade, a junior middle blocker from Glendale, Ariz., averaged 1.75 blocks, 0.25 digs, 0.12 aces and 1.50 kills per set.
In the four-set win at Bradley, she had 10 total blocks along with nine kills, three assists and a service ace. The eight block assists in the match tied her career-high and she is the first Shocker to have 10 or more blocks in a match since Sarah McGee had 10 against Miami on Aug. 28, 2010. At UNI, she had a team-high four blocks along with two digs, an assist and three kills.
It is the first Valley honor for Feekin and Andrade.
Freshman of the Week - Ashlyn Driskill helped the Shockers to a 1-1 record over the weekend. She averaged 2.38 kills, 0.12 aces, 0.38 digs and 0.38 blocks per set. In the four-set win at Bradley, she had nine kills, one assist, one ace, two digs and two blocks and in the four-set loss at UNI, she had 10 kills, one dig and one block.
Feekin With the Triple-Double
Chelsey Feekin recorded her first career triple-double on Sept. 28 at Bradley. It was the first triple-double by a Shocker since 1999. Feekin had 10 kills, 37 assists and 13 digs against the Braves. Caitlin Fiandt had 10 kills, 55 assists and 18 digs against San Francisco on Sept. 4, 1999. Feekin’s triple-double was just the eighth all-time at Wichita State and just the third kills/assists/digs triple-double in school history.
Service Aces for Everyone
On Friday night at Bradley, the Shockers had a season-high nine service aces. It was the most service aces in a match since WSU had 10 against Indiana State on Sept. 16, 2011. Six different Shockers had a service ace in the Bradley match, which was the first time that has happened since the Indiana State match in 2011.
Streaking vs. Bradley
Wichita State won its 19th-straight match against Bradley on Friday. Head Coach Chris Lamb lost six of the first seven meetings against Bradley in his career before the 19-game winning streak.
Feekin Keeps Rolling
Chelsey Feekin continued her impressive streak at the net this weekend. She has had at least four kills in each match this year and has hit .350 or better in 12 of 14 matches this season.
Seniors Emily Adney and Jackie Church lead the Shockers in service aces as Church has 18 and Adney has 16. Adney has had an ace in 10 of 15 matches this season, while Church has had one in 12 of 15 matches. As a team, the Shockers have 80 aces this season and have had at least three in 14 of 15 matches. WSU had a season-high nine aces at Bradley on Sept. 28.
Adney Reaches 1,000
Senior outside hitter Emily Adney had 25 kills the weekend of Sept. 21-22 to become the 11th player in Shocker history with 1,000 career kills. She now has 1,049 for her career and needs three more to move into 10th-place on the all-time Shocker kills list.
Shocks in the RPI
The NCAA released its first RPI report of the season on Oct. 1. The Shockers are 54th in the initial release, while Oklahoma is 14th. WSU is 3-4 against the top 75 with wins over Auburn (39), Colorado State (41) and Southern Illinois (73) and losses to BYU (13), Creighton (26), Tennessee (27) and UNI (46).
Shocks Ranked in Attendance
In the fourth attendance report released by the NCAA, Wichita State is ranked 11th. The Shockers are averaging 2,506 fans per match. National leader Hawaii averages 6,748 fans per match.
Shocks in the Top 100
The NCAA released its fourth statistical report of the season on Oct. 1. Chelsey Feekin is third in the nation in hitting percentage. The Shockers are ranked 54th in the nation in hitting percentage, 97th in assists per set, 97th in aces per set and 81st in kills per set.