Volleyball preview: Florida A&M
MATCH #21: No. 3 TEXAS (17-3, 13-1 Big 12) vs. Florida A&M (12-5, 6-0 MEAC)
· The Longhorns extended their season-best winning streak to 13 matches with their 3-0 sweep against No. 18 Oklahoma (Oct. 31) ... Sophomore outside hitter Destinee Hooker led the UT charge with a match-high 16 kills, zero errors and a .533 attack mark ... Texas out-hit Oklahoma .467-to-.138 and recorded just six attack errors in the victory.
· Junior middle blocker Lauren Paolini was named the Big 12 Player of the Week after hitting .577 and recording 2.17 blocks per-game in Texas' pair of sweeps against then-No. 1 Nebraska and Colorado ... Paolini connected for 2.67 kills per-game, while recording just one attack error on the week ... The award is the sixth weekly honor in the last eight weeks for UT.
· Freshman outside hitter Juliann Faucette powered Texas past Colorado (Oct. 27), leading the Horns to a 3-0 sweep and posting a team-high 17 kills and 11 digs ... Junior middle blocker Lauren Paolini steadied the Horns' middle with 10 kills on .667 hitting, committing zero errors and notching seven total blocks ... Sophomore opposite hitter Ashley Engle chipped in a kill/dig double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs in the victory.
· In its 12 Big 12 Conference victories, Texas has dropped just three games, going five games with then-No. 17 Kansas State and dropping one game at Texas Tech ... The Longhorns have recorded 11 sweeps in Big 12 play (including No. 1 Nebraska) and 14 sweeps on the year.
· In its 12 Big 12 Conference matches, Texas has been impressive, ranking near the top of virtually every league statistical category in conference play ... The Longhorns rank first in the league with 3.44 blocks p/g, a .359 hitting percentage and 16.98 assists p/g ... Texas' 18.11 kills p/g rank second in league play ... Individually, Juliann Faucette and Destinee Hooker rank first and third in kills p/g with 5.18 and 4.67 respectively ... Faucette ranks first in the conference with 5.79 points p/g and seventh in hitting percentage (.346) ... Hooker ranks third in points (5.60) and sixth in hitting percentage (.361) ... Senior setter Michelle Moriarty paces the conference with 15.18 assists p/g in league play and middle blockers Brandy Magee and Lauren Paolini rank first and second respectively in hitting percentage at .435 and .435.
LAST TIME OUT: No. 18 Oklahoma (10/31/07)