Texas opposite hitter Skylar Fields (5) celebrates a point during an NCAA volleyball game against Texas A&M on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

Texas volleyball remains undefeated in Big 12

Posted October 2nd, 2019

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The Texas volleyball team moved to 3-0 in conference play after defeating TCU 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 in Fort Worth on Wednesday night.

Micaya White led the Longhorns with 13 kills while Logan Eggleston added 11 kills for Texas. White had a hitting percentage of .500 and made four digs, a block and two aces.

Jhenna Gabriel made 36 assists in the match to lead the Longhorns (9-2) while Sydney Petersen led Texas with seven digs.

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Skylar Fields and Molly Phillips tied for the team lead in blocks with three each. Fields also chipped in eight kills, third most on the team.

With the score tied 5-5 in the first set, the Longhorns went on a 5-1 run to take a 10-6 lead. Texas led the rest of the way to take the first set.

Texas started the second set much like the first. TCU (5-8, 0-3) managed to fight to make it a 17-14 Texas lead, however. The Longhorns kept TCU at arm’s length for the rest of the set, ending on a 3-0 run.

TCU kept it close in the final set, getting to within 22-20. The Longhorns finished off the match on a 3-1 run, ending with a kill by White.

The Longhorns are off through the weekend and next take on Kansas State on the road Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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