The No. 5 Texas Longhorns volleyball team made quick work of the Iowa St. Cyclones, defeating them 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-21) in Ames, Iowa on Saturday night.
The win improves the Longhorns’ record to 22-2, 12-1 in the Big 12 conference while dropping the Cyclones to 16-8 (9-4 Big 12).
Texas had a hitting percentage of .272 to Iowa St.’s .083 and controlled the match throughout. Amy Neal had 12 kills to lead the Longhorns, while Chiaka Ogbogu added 11 kills and made five blocks. Neal, who’s led the Longhorns in kills in 19 matches, also had seven digs.
Paulina Prieto Cerame made nine kills, coming off a career game against Kansas on Wednesday in which she made 21 kills. She added two digs and three blocks.
Chloe Collins had 31 assists and ten digs for her sixth double-double of the year while Cat McCoy led the defensive effort, making 16 digs.
Texas went on a 4-0 run to take control of the first set, 12-8. Neal had six kills in the set while Molly McCage had two blocks. McCage finished the match with five total blocks. The Cyclones couldn’t overcome a .407-.065 hitting percentage in the first set.
There were seven ties early in the second set, but the Longhorns eventually took control again with the help of a 4-1 run and a 7-2 run.
Texas started slow in the third set, falling behind 4-0, but a 5-0 run put the Longhorns ahead once again. The score was tied at 20 but the Longhorns ended the match with a 5-1 run.
The Longhorns return to Gregory Gym to take on the Baylor Bears on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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