No. 1 VB improves to Historic 12-0 record with sweep over Oklahoma

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WACO, Texas (Baylor Athletics) No. 1 Baylor volleyball (12-0, 2-0 Big 12) broke two program records in its 3-0 sweep over Oklahoma (10-4, 2-1 Big 12) Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-16, 25-19, 25-12.

BU is on a program-best 19-set winning streak dating back to Sept. 12, and the 12-0 start to the season is the best in school history. Both records were previously held by the 2009 squad as they went 11-0 to open the year and won 17 consecutive sets.

Baylor remains the only undefeated team in the country and won its fourth-straight home match over OU for the first time since the 1998-2001 seasons.

Junior Yossiana Pressley led the way with 14 kills on a .379 efficiency while senior Gia Milana followed with 12 kills on a .364 percentage. Pressley also recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 digs.

Tara Wulf led all defenders with 11 digs while four Bears recorded two blocks against the Sooners and held them to a .011 attack effort.

Baylor and Oklahoma came out swinging for the 12-12 tie in the first set. Then, the Bears went on a 6-1 run behind five kills to force an OU timeout. BU kept the lead and hit a match-high .414 to take the opener, 25-16.

Baylor piled on an early 5-1 lead, but a ball handling error tied it up at 9-9 in set two. The Bears used a 3-1 run to force another Sooner timeout at 21-17. The Baylor defense kept the pressure on the Sooners to force four consecutive errors to take the set, 25-19.

Sophomore Shanel Bramschreiber’s ace made it a 13-6 lead in the third set, and a 6-0 run anchored by Pressley’s serve helped close it out in three, 25-12.

BU (12-0, 2-0 Big 12) will host Kansas State (6-8, 1-1 Big 12) on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center. The Bears will celebrate 70’s Night against the Wildcats, and there will be a pet rock giveaway to fans while supplies last.