Volleyball: Team hoping to break two-match skid

It’s not quite the Red River Rivalry, but at least one Oklahoma Sooners volleyball player said she will be confident when the Sooners visit Fort Worth tonight.The 15-4 Horned Frogs welcome a 12-3 Oklahoma team for a 7 p.m. non-conference match at the University Recreation Center.

Oklahoma senior outside hitter Mariana Blum said the Sooners are a good team and it’s important it doesn’t drop consecutive matches.

“I’m sure we’re going to win tomorrow and get back on the rollercoaster of winning games,” Blum said.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said although a win against the Sooners would be great, she stressed the team needs to work hard and play well against the Sooners tonight.

“I don’t know necessarily if it’s important to come with a win as it is to just come out and play well,” Lewis said.

Both teams come into tonight’s matchup looking to get back on the right track following back-to-back losses. TCU is coming off a 3-0 loss to New Mexico and Oklahoma fell to Missouri, 3-2. Though both teams are coming off losses, Sooners head coach Santiago Restrepo said the Horned Frogs have always presented a challenge to his Oklahoma club.

“I’ve known Prentice for a long time,” Restrepo said. “We have created a rivalry against our two teams, and I don’t think it matters if we’re undefeated or winless. Both teams really go at it against each other, regardless of (their record).