Texas outside hitter Micaya White (1) hits past Baylor setter Hannah Lockin (14) at Gregory Gym on Oct. 23, 2019. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

Texas volleyball rallies for win over Kansas

Posted November 23rd, 2019

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The Texas volleyball team rallied from a set down to take a 22-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 win over Kansas on Saturday night.

Four Longhorns had double-digit kills, led by Micaya White who recorded 16 on the night. She had a double-double, recording 10 digs, to go with four aces.

Logan Eggleston also had a double-double as she registered 15 kills and 15 digs for Texas. She also had four aces to tie for the team lead.

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Skylar Fields and Brionne Butler each had 10 kills. Butler had a hitting percentage of .588, the highest of the players with double-digit kills. She also added four blocks. Asija O’Neal led Texas with eight blocks.

Jhenna Gabriel assisted on 43 points and had eight digs.

The currently No. 1 Longhorns (20-3, 14-1 Big 12) seemingly shook off the residue of a Wednesday loss to the Baylor Bears, getting out to an 8-3 lead in the first set. Kansas (8-16, 4-10) fought back, however, and the game eventually sat at 20-20. The Jayhawks closed out the first set on a 5-2 run.

With the score of the second game tied at 7-7, Texas went on a 4-0 run and never gave up the lead. The Longhorns led 21-17 and didn’t give up another point on the way to tying the match.

Texas took control of the match in the third game, going up 11-6 on a kill by Gabriel. The Jayhawks didn’t get much closer throughout the game, and a kill by Fields closed out the set.

The Longhorns went ahead 3-0 in the fourth set before Kansas rallied to take a 12-9 lead. Texas made a 5-0 run after that, though, going ahead 14-12. The Longhorns didn’t trail again and Eggleston had the final kill to take the match.

The Texas volleyball team closes out the regular season at Iowa State on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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