Red Raiders Host Oklahoma in Home Finale

LUBBOCK, Texas – Seniors Emerson Solano, Allison Bloss and Haley Harmon will have one last hoorah at United Supermarkets Arena as the Red Raiders host Oklahoma Thursday and Friday.

Thursday’s match is a Military Appreciation game, active military and veterans will receive free entry to the match when they present a valid military ID at the door. Both matches will be streamed on ESPN+.
Tech (3-9) look to close out the season on a high note with just four matches remaining in the fall. Oklahoma (2-6) will play its first action since Oct. 23 after having back-to-back matches postponed. The last opponent either team faced was Kansas State, with both teams dropping both matches. 
The Red Raiders battled hard against No. 11 Kansas State on Friday, taking the Wildcats to five sets before falling 3-2. Tech tallied a season-high nine aces in the match with Lindsey Dodson and Mackenzie Morgan each recording a career-high three aces. Tech came up short in Saturday’s match, falling 3-0 to the Wildcats. 

  • With four matches remaining in the season, Red Raider libero Emerson Solano ranks third in the Big 12 in digs per set with a 4.26 average. As a team, Tech ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 14.34 digs per set.
  • Freshman Reese Rhodes made her first career starts at setter last weekend against Kansas State. In her first start, she recorded a double-double with a career-best 42 assists, fourth most this season, and 11 digs. In Saturday’s match she tallied 26 more assists for a total of 68 in two matches.
  • Senior Samantha Sanders leads the team in kills (147) averaging 3.20 per set which ranks eighth in the Big 12. The Texas A&M transfer had another solid performance against Kansas State Friday night with her fourth double-double of the season as she recorded a team-high 18 kills with 10 digs. 
  • Sophomore Caitlin Dugan had a strong showing on Friday night as she racked up 16 kills with a .412 hitting percentage against the Wildcats. Dugan returned to the Red Raiders lineup after missing the trip to Austin two weeks prior. 
  • Heading into their final four matches seniors Allison Bloss and Emerson Solano inch closer to moving up in the Texas Tech record books. Bloss sits at sixth in program history in block assists with 275, 14 away from fifth place. Solano ranks sixth in digs with 1,266, five shy of surpassing Melissa McGehee for fifth place. Solano recently played in her 100th career match for the Red Raiders when she suited up against Kansas State on Friday afternoon. 


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