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Head over to TexasTech.com for the Texas Tech Volleyball 2011 Season Review.

Head over to TexasTech.com for the Texas Tech Volleyball 2011 Season Review.

Amanda Dowdy and Karlyn Meyers were recognized on Senior Night prior to the volleyball match against Missouri.

Amanda Dowdy and Karlyn Meyers were recognized on Senior Night prior to the volleyball match against Missouri.

Congratulations to senior Amanda Dowdy for being named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the second year in a row!

Congratulations to senior Amanda Dowdy for being named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the second year in a row!

Celebrate Halloween with Texas Tech Volleyball

Tech fans! 

Texas Tech volleyball needs your help to SCARE THE BEARS!

On Wednesday evening’s match at the United Spirit Arena, all fans that show up in Halloween costumes will get in FREE! Make sure they’re good, because during the break, there will be a costume contest for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State football game on November 12!

Kids in 8th grade or under who color this flyer get in free!

Wednesday is also Student Organization Night. Student organizations set up on the concourse for a post-game “safe treat” for all of our little Red Raiders.

And of course, all Guns Up Club members get in free when they show their membership cards.

The match starts at 6:30 p.m.

SEE YOU THERE!

Still Have Your Blackout Shirt?

Then put it on and get to the United Spirit Arena tonight at 6:30!  The Red Raiders will host the Aggies of Texas A&M one volleyball match.  BE LOUD!!  

Volleyball vs Texas Tonight

The Red Raiders will be taking on No. 8 Texas tonight in Austin at 7:00 p.m.

Keep track of the match via GameTracker

Tips for Today’s Volleyball Game

Show your Red Raider vs. Texas A&M football ticket stub for free admission. All other fans wearing Tech apparel receive $2 off admission.

Red Raider volleyball vs. Kansas State
1 p.m. tomorrow, October 8.
See you there.

Red Raider volleyball vs. Kansas State

1 p.m. tomorrow, October 8.

See you there.

Spotlight on Amanda Dowdy

TexasTech.com has a GREAT feature video on senior OH Amanda Dowdy. Click on the picture of her above to be directed.

And if you missed Amanda’s trip with her USA/BIP team to the European Global Challenge, check out her blog and her wrap-up story from overseas, also on TexasTech.com.

Life on the Road

The best way to describe the start of this season would probably be a description of numerous days on the road. Normally, for teams in years past, this would be a problem, but the Red Raiders have handled the several weeks mainly in hotels well. They’re focused, organized, and have responded to any challenge Coach Flora or the coaching staff have thrown their way.

Over the past two weeks, the team has spent a total of nine nights in a hotel, playing seven matches during that stretch, all wins. That total will move to 11 nights on the road after tomorrow night’s match against North Texas. For most teams, this would create a distraction both on the court and in the classroom. I’m proud to report this isn’t the case with this year’s squad.

When they are on the court, it’s all business. When they are back in the hotel, it’s usually about catching up on homework or preparing for that next big test. Before each match, assistant coach Jojit Coronel will go over that day’s scouting report as Tech will sometime only have a few hours in between matches. Preparation and attention to detail are both important aspects to everything Tech does this year, and the Red Raiders have really bought into the system and the record shows it.

Since we have already discussed Coach Flora briefly, I’d hate not to state that he set a new Tech record in last Saturday’s win over UT-Arlington as Tech’s 12-1 record is the best for a first-year head coach through 13 matches in school history. Flora passed Donna Martin, who led Tech to a 11-2 start in 1985 as the Red Raiders eventually ended the year 19-9 overall.

Hopefully Tech can keep this 12-match winning streak going Monday night against North Texas in order to carry some momentum into this weekend’s Big 12 opener against Iowa State. Keep a close eye on Twitter (@TechGameday) tomorrow evening for updates throughout the match.

Guns Up!

Matt