Texas outside hitter Logan Eggleston (33) celebrates a point with her teammates during an NCAA volleyball game against Texas Tech on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas volleyball sweeps Kansas State after long first set

Posted October 9th, 2019

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After a marathon first set, the Texas volleyball team went on to sweep Kansas State 32-30, 25-17, 25-18 in Manhattan, Kan. on Wednesday.

Logan Eggleston recorded a double-double, leading the Longhorns with 11 kills. She added 11 digs as well.

Skylar Fields added 10 kills and four blocks. Micaya White chipped in eight kills and led the team with three aces and a season-high 18 digs.

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Jhenna Gabriel had 35 assists while Brionne Butler led Texas with six blocks.

Ashley Dixon led all player with 14 kills for the Wildcats.

The Longhorns (10-2, 4-0 Big 12) held a small edge over the Wildcats until Kansas State tied the first set at 18-18 on a kill by Peyton Williams. Kansas State (6-10, 1-3) even took a 23-21 lead before the Longhorns scored two straight points.

The Willdcats had set point when Fields made a kill to tie the game at 25-25. Texas fought off four more set points before kills by Butler and White closed out the first game.

The final two sets played out much differently. Texas jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the second set and Kansas State never got closer than two points. After Kansas State took an early 4-1 lead in the final set, Texas tied it at 12-12. The Longhorns went on a 13-6 run to close out the match.

The Texas volleyball team next hosts Oklahoma on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Gregory Gym.

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