Nov. 11, 2011
HOUSTON - Despite coming back from a 24-18 deficit to win the second set and taking the Conference USA leader to the wire the rest of the way, Rice lost a four-set match to Tulsa Friday in Tudor Fieldhouse.
Tulsa claimed a 25-19, 26-28, 25-22, 25-23 win to improve to 24-5 and 15-1 in C-USA play. Rice, which entered the match tied for second in the league, fell to 15-12 and 10-6. The Owls are back in action Saturday when they play host to SMU at 2 p.m.
Tulsa and Rice combined for just a .195 attach percentage. The Golden Hurricane finished with a .206 percentage while the Owls were at .182.
Nancy Cole led the Owls with 12 kills and a .333 attack percentage along with seven block assists.
Tulsa 25, Rice 23
The first set featured five early lead changes and 10 ties before a kill by Tyler Henderson and a service ace by Jessica Adams put Tulsa out in front, 13-11.
The Golden Hurricane extended their lead to 17-12 en route to the widest margin of victory in the match.
Rice 28, Tulsa 26
Down 24-18, Rice rallied for a thrilling set victory in which the Owls scored six straight points to tie the match at 24-24. Cole helped cap the rally, teaming with Laurie McNamara for a block before a kill tied the match.
The Owls faced set point two more times before Cole's kill that rolled along the top of the net and dropped inside the sideline tied the match at 26-26. TU then had two attack errors that helped Rice tie the match at one set apiece.
Tulsa 25, Rice 22
Rice fell behind early, 4-0, and were down 9-3 in the third set before rallying for seven straight points to take the lead, 10-9. Cole was in on a block to tie the score before Megan Murphy dumped the ball over the net for a point which gave the Owls their first lead in the set.
The Owls led 21-19 before Tulsa scored five straight points. The Golden Hurricane took a 22-21 lead on a long rally culminating in a Henderson kill en route to the set win.
Tulsa 25, Rice 23
Rice rallied from a 6-2 deficit to take a 9-6 lead on McNamara's service ace.
TU would not lead again until gaining a 22-21 advantage with four straight points. The Owls had as big as a three-point lead established by a Cole/Murphy block followed by Cole circling to the corner of the net for a kill off a Murphy set that put Rice up 19-16.
The Owls led 21-19 before a pair of bad sets and an attack error gave Tulsa the lead.
Bache's kill late would tie the match at 23-23 before Tulsa scored the final two points to win the match.
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