NORMAN, Okla. — The UNO volleyball team opened the Nike Invitational with a loss, falling 3-0 to host Oklahoma 16-25, 20-25, 19-25 at McCasland Field House.
The Mavericks finished with seven stops at the net to OU’s eight. UNO also held Oklahoma to its lowest team attack percentage of the year at .125.
“Each set we played was definitely a step up from the last set,” head coach Rose Shires said. “We were a little tentative, a little slow in the first set, but we started amping it up as we went along.”
Sophomore Megan Schmale hit .222 and finished with a team-best seven kills, matching two Sooners for the match lead. Schmale and sophomore Diane Banderas each had two blocks for UNO.
Sophomore Kelley Wollak followed with six kills and five digs, and sophomore Michaela Schimmer finished with 15 digs and a match-leading three blocks. Sophomore Kimberly Bailey had a strong defensive effort, totaling a match-best 18 digs for the night.
UNO returns to action at noon Friday against Miami (Fla.).