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September 26, 2013

Sooners win Big 12 opener

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In addition to the kills, Spann also had a hand in four blocks, second on the team to McLaurin’s five.

Perhaps a nod to her talent, Sooner coach Santiago Restrepo thought she should have had more.

“She had 11 kills and hit close to .300, that was very good for her … I think she could have done a little better blocking,” he said. “But offensively, she connected very well.”

Though sophomore Kierra Holst and senior Keila Rodriguez weren’t as efficient as they might have liked, combining on 10 errors, they also combined on 22 kills.

For Texas Tech (7-9, 0-1), Breeann David and Jenna Allen combined on 39 kills, though neither hit as efficiently as McLaurin or Spann.

It might have ended a set sooner, but OU liked much of what it accomplished.

“Everybody’s very good in conference,” Restrepo said. “It was our first conference match and I think everybody was a little hesitant at the beginning … The bottom line is we won.”

Better, the Sooners’ best player was plenty good. And, she had plenty of help.

Clay Horning

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cfhorning@normantranscript.com

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