UT's Molly McCage passed Texas grad Khat Bell on UT's all-time block assists list Saturday. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

No. 2 Texas volleyball team sweeps West Virginia

Posted September 25th, 2015

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The second-ranked Texas volleyball team won its eighth straight match with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of West Virginia on Friday afternoon in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Longhorns (12-1) are 2-0 in conference play and have won 17 straight Big 12 road matches.

Texas freshman Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani hit .700, had a season-high seven kills and led the team with five blocks. Amy Neal led the Horns with 11 kills. Neal has posted double-digit kills in the past four matches.

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Texas senior Molly McCage passed Khat Bell on UT’s all-time block assists list after tallying three against the Mountaineers. McCage is second all-time with 402 block assists, 12 shy of Errica Hibben’s school record.

West Virginia’s Morgan Montgomery had 12 kills but nine attack errors. West Virginia (5-8) hit just .088 in its Big 12 opener.

Texas built an 8-4 lead in the first set and held at least a five-point edge the rest of the set. Texas out-hit West Virginia .385 to .053 in the opening set, and benefited from eight attack errors by the Mountaineers.

UT went up 6-3 in the second set, and West Virginia fought back to get within a point at 9-8. Texas scored three straight to take an 11-8 lead, and pushed the lead to six at 18-12. The Horns held the lead and Neal hit an ace to take the set.

Texas broke a 5-5 tie in the third set with a 7-1 run to go ahead 12-6. UT went up by eight at 18-10 and held on.

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