With a hitting percentage of .380, the No. 2 Texas Longhorn volleyball team swept the Baylor Bears 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 4-0 in Big 12 Conference play in Waco on Wednesday night.
It was the Longhorns’ 27th straight match victory over the Bears (12-5, 1-3 Big 12).
The Longhorns (14-1) were led by Paulina Prieto Cerame and Amy Neal. Prieto Cerame finished the match with a .389 hitting percentage on 10 of 18 kills made while Neal finished with 12 kills and a .273 hitting percentage.
Morgan Johnson hit .714 with six kills, Chiaka Ogbogu hit .467 with eight kills and Molly McCage had seven kills and a .462 hitting percentage. The .380 mark was the Longhorns’ second-best team hitting percentage of the season.
Defensively, Neal and Cat McCoy each had ten digs while Ogbogu blocked three kill attempts. Ogbogu also made three kills in the last five points of the first set to get the Longhorns the win.
Chloe Collins provided 37 assists in the Longhorns’ 12th consecutive Big 12 road victory.
Texas utilized a 5-0 run in the second set to establish control, but ended up needing six set points to take the victory.
The Longhorns closed out the match in the third set with the help of a 6-0 run and late kills by McCage and Neal.
Katie Staiger and Andie Malloy each had 10 kills for the Bears.
Texas will return home to take on Oklahoma Sunday at 1 p.m. The match will be televised on the Longhorn Network.
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