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September 4, 2013

Sooners clamp down on Razorbacks to stay unscathed

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NORMAN —

Next, OU finished with 61 digs, including 18 from Eden Williams. Defensively, the Sooners were getting balls back into the hands of setter Julia Doyle and their hitters.

Williams actually credited the hitters for her stellar defense.

“I give a ton of credit to our block. Without them, I have to do a lot of reading,” she said. “But they had great set-ups … If they’re on, I’m on.”

Also on were Doyle and McLaurin. With the help of her setter, McLaurin finished the match with 31 swings that resulted in 13 kills, only one error and a hearty .387 hitting percentage.

Many of those kills came via quick sets.

“As long as it works, I want to keep doing it,” McLaurin said. “Throwing in some higher sets would be great, but why not keep doing it if it’s working.”

Against the Razorbacks (3-1), the Sooners had just about everything working. Now they get to take their game west and see what happens.

“I’m excited,” Restrepo said, “about this weekend.”

Clay Horning

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