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Texas volleyball falls behind before defeating Kentucky

Texas, a volleyball team with five freshmen in its rotation, could have succumbed to the pressure after losing a nice lead, and the first set, against 16th-ranked Kentucky Friday night. Instead, the No. 6 Longhorns gathered themselves, improved with each subsequent set, and defeated the Wildcats 25-27, 25-21, 25-18, 25-16 … Read More

With No. 16 Kentucky on deck, No. 6 Texas sweeps Texas State in its home opener

Led by familiar faces and a fleet of freshmen, Texas swept past Texas State in its home opener on Thursday night. Two-time All-American Micaya White’s 10 kills led the way in UT’s 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 triumph. Senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and freshman Logan Eggleston added nine kills as the Longhorns overwhelmed … Read More

Finally home, No. 6 Texas welcomes Texas State, Kentucky for its volleyball housewarming

After having traveled twice to the Midwest in the first two weeks of the volleyball season, Texas is ready for some time at home. The sixth-ranked Longhorns (3-1) host Texas State on Thursday and then 16th-ranked Kentucky on Friday at Gregory Gym. They’re Texas’ first home matches … Read More

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Ahead of its debut at home, No. 6 Texas slips four spots in a national poll

A loss cost Texas a shot at being the top-ranked volleyball team in the country, but the Longhorns still find themselves among the NCAA’s elites. On Monday, Texas was ranked sixth in the AVCA’s national poll. Texas trailed only Stanford in last week’s poll, but the team … Read More

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California libero Nalani Iosia commits to Texas’ 2020 recruiting class

The Texas volleyball team recently picked up a verbal commitment from Nalani Iosia, a libero from California. Iosia attends Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach, Calif. Her high school coach, Tommy Chaffins, told the Torrance Daily Breeze last month that “She’s been the team MVP since her freshman … Read More

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Longhorns volleyball team suffers first setback

The No. 2 Longhorns volleyball team suffered its first setback Saturday night, falling to No. 8 Wisconsin in four games. The Badgers triumphed 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-12 at the HotelRED Invitational in Madison, Wis. Freshman Logan Eggleston and Micaya White tied for the team lead with 16 kills, but it … Read More

Nebraska’s Lexi Sun, on leaving Texas volleyball: ‘We ended on good terms’

LINCOLN, Neb. — It was a little awkward, but not overly so. Lexi Sun, now a sophomore at Nebraska, caught bits and pieces of Texas’ four-set win against then-No. 18 Oregon last Friday at the VERT Challenge in Lincoln, Neb. It was the Longhorns’ first match since Sun transferred away … Read More

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Texas ascends to No. 2 in the AVCA poll as Morgan Johnson earns Big 12 accolades

The Texas volleyball team opened this week with some good news. After going undefeated at the season-opening VERT Challenge, Texas climbed to the No. 2 spot in the AVCA’s national poll on Monday. UT was voted into the third slot in the preseason rankings compiled by the AVCA, but No. Read More

Horns rally to beat No. 7 Florida in volleyball tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. — As one might expect this early in the season, third-ranked Texas was at times great and at times bad Saturday in beating No. 7 Florida 25-18, 21-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10 on the second day of the VERT Challenge. The Gators (1-1) darted to a 5-1 lead in … Read More

Texas volleyball team polishes off No. 18 Oregon in Nebraska tournament

What about all that talent that left the Texas volleyball program after last season? The Longhorns’ freshman class said a collective “so what?” to that worry Friday in a season-opening win against No. 18 Oregon. Third-ranked Texas won 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 on the first day of the VERT Challenge. Read More

Ten Longhorns with a Lil’Talent: A guide to the top 10 Texas athletes to watch in 2018-19

Just in case any Texas coach wasn’t paying attention this spring, it’s worth repeating athletic director Chris Del Conte’s mission statement. “All of our athletic programs are in the top 10 in the country and need to be competing for national championships,” Del Conte said at … Read More

The (volleyball) court is in session: Yaazie Bedart-Ghani ready to lead Texas as both a captain, hitter

Last weekend, former Texas volleyball player Ebony Nwanebu presided over an argument between Longhorns seniors Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and Morgan Johnson. Nwanebu, in town to play in UT’s Orange-White scrimmage, was attempting to make plans with her two former teammates who could not decide who would host. Bedart-Ghani … Read More

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Without Micaya White, Texas prepares for start of its season in the Orange-White Scrimmage

The first impression for the Class of 2022 was a good one. Freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston collected a double-double in her debut at Gregory Gym and Sydney Petersen donned the libero jersey in the Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday. Behind Eggleston, the White team comprised of expected starters and contributors … Read More

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Freshmen ready for first match at Gregory Gym as Texas hosts its Orange-White Scrimmage

Last September, Logan Eggleston sat in the Gregory Gym stands as Texas swept Kansas State in a Big 12 volleyball match. One year after her first-ever trip to UT’s home court, she’s upgraded to floor seats. Eggleston will make her on-court debut at Gregory Gym in the Orange-White Scrimmage on … Read More

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Texas adds Croatian National Team member Katarina Luketić to its volleyball roster

On Sunday, Texas announced that outside hitter Katarina Luketić had officially joined its volleyball team. Eligible to play immediately at Texas, Luketić will be classified as a freshman. She joins a recruiting class that includes middle blocker Asjia O’Neal, outside hitter Logan Eggleston and liberos Sydney Petersen and Jhenna Gabriel. Read More

Help Wanted: Texas enters 2018 volleyball season with a quartet of applicants for its libero job

For the first time in four years, a Texas volleyball player not named Cat McCoy will be wearing black on a full-time basis. McCoy, UT’s longtime libero, is gone, and she took her Texas record of 1,801 career digs with her to grad school and the beach … Read More

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Ahead of 2018 volleyball season, Texas ranked third in national poll

After looking into their crystal balls, the country’s volleyball coaches have seen bronze in Texas’ future. The AVCA slotted Texas into the third slot of its preseason poll on Wednesday. None of the polls’ 64 first-place votes went to Texas, which earned a total of 1,389 points. Texas … Read More

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Double date with Stanford could signal a change in how Texas handles its volleyball scheduling

In each of the past two years, Texas has had its volleyball season ended by Stanford in the NCAA tournament. This fall, Texas and Stanford will reunite in September. On Sept. 11, the Longhorns will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for a rematch between two teams that will … Read More

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Eight Straight: Texas once again tops the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll

In what has become an annual ritual, Texas topped the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll on Thursday. Texas has been the preseason poll’s top team in each of the last eight seasons. The Longhorns went onto win the conference championship in six of the last seven years. In 2017, … Read More

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Led by Micaya White, Longhorns sweep up Big 12’s preseason volleyball awards

Ahead of the 2018 volleyball season, the Big 12 is once again predicting that some of its top standouts will play at Texas. Junior outside hitter Micaya White has been named the Big 12’s preseason player of the year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Middle blocker Morgan Johnson and outside … Read More