Volleyball Archives

Texas sports notebook: Ebony Nwanebu puts Minnesota behind her just in time

Texas outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu came off the bench Wednesday night to provide a spark in the 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 volleyball romp at Texas A&M. Nwanebu registered two blocks and recorded five kills on 14 swings, including the clinching kills in the second and third sets. UT’s … Read More

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Texas returns to its winning ways with a sweep in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — On Wednesday night, UT’s volleyball team opened its tour of Texas with a win. Sophomore Micaya White’s 10 kills led the way as Texas recorded a 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of Texas A&M in College Station. The victory — UT’s 74th in the 97-match series — helped … Read More

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Minnesota holds onto top ranking with a knockout of No. 5 Texas

The Texas’ Longhorns suffered what they were quick to point out was a September setback on Friday. Minnesota freshman Stephanie Samedy contributed 22 kills, and Texas was unable to gain much offensive traction in a 25-21, 25-27, 26-24, 25-19 loss. The meeting between Minnesota (8-0) and Texas (6-2) featured the … Read More

No. 5 Texas slams Denver in tune-up for No. 1 Minnesota

Home, sweet home. Freshman Lexi Sun produced 13 kills as Texas compiled a 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 conquest of Denver on Thursday night. The win gave UT a sweep through its first day at Gregory Gym this season. Earlier in the day, Texas recorded a 3-0 victory over … Read More

Texas sports notebook: As No. 1 Minnesota awaits, UT sweeps in its return to Gregory Gym

So far this season, Texas’ volleyball team has faced opponents ranked No. 2, No. 14 and No. 15 in the AVCA’s most recent national poll. The Longhorns’ biggest test comes Friday night. Fifth-ranked Texas will host top-ranked Minnesota at 8 p.m. Friday in Gregory Gym. Minnesota is undefeated. Since 2005, … Read More

Tall task: Freshman setter Ashley Shook provides Texas volleyball with a new look

On Thursday, Texas’ volleyball team returns to Gregory Gym for its home openers against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Denver. UT’s roster is veteran-laden, so freshman setter Ashley Shook is among the few names that public address announcer Rich Segal needs to learn. Shook is replacing Chloe Collins, who’s now playing … Read More

Big 12 honors Sun as Texas slips in national volleyball poll

On Monday, Texas’ volleyball team received some good news and some bad news. First, the good news. To open the week, Texas outside hitter Lexi Sun was named the Big 12’s Freshman of the Week. Over three matches at this past weekend’s USD Tournament in San Diego, Sun contributed 31 … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team tops No. 17 San Diego

The No. 4 Texas Longhorns volleyball team dropped the first set, but fought back to defeat No. 17 San Diego at the USD Tournament on Saturday. Texas won 20-25, 25-19, 25-10, 25-16, improving to 4-1 on the year. The loss moves San Diego to 4-2. Three Longhorns had double-digit kills … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team sweeps Georgia Tech

The Texas Longhorns volleyball team had no trouble handling Georgia Tech, sweeping the Yellow Jackets at the USD Tournament in San Diego Saturday. The fourth-ranked Longhorns won 25-13, 25-10, 25-16 to improve to 3-1 while Georgia Tech fell to 2-4. Texas also swept Villanova on Friday at the tournament. Micaya … Read More

Chiaka Ogbogu leads Longhorns volleyball to sweep of Villanova

Chiaka Ogbogu had a career-high 11 blocks as the Texas Longhorns volleyball team swept the Villanova Wildcats in the USD Tournament opener Friday afternoon in San Diego, Calif. The No. 4 Longhorns won 25-19, 25-12, 25-10 to improve to 2-1 on the young season. Ogbogu added six kills with a … Read More

Longhorns volleyball team tops Oregon at VERT Challenge

After falling down a set, the No. 1 Texas Longhorns volleyball team rallied to win three straight sets to defeat Oregon 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23) at the VERT Challenge in Gainesville, Fla. Saturday. The win over the 18th-ranked Ducks improves the Longhorns to 1-1 on the young season. The … Read More

Texas volleyball team upset at VERT Challenge

The No. 12 Florida Gators upset the top-ranked Texas volleyball team 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21) to open the season at the VERT Challenge in Gainesville, Fla. Friday. The Longhorns went down by two sets before fighting back to win the third. Florida regained control, however, closing out the match … Read More

Nwanebu and Bedart-Ghani jockeying for playing time as No. 1 Texas opens volleyball season

Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott has one decision to make. UT opens its 2017 season on Friday with a road match against Florida, the No. 12 team in the AVCA’s preseason poll. The Longhorns, who top that preseason poll, will stay overnight in Gainesville for a Saturday … Read More

What eclipse? Sun shining at Texas as volleyball season approaches

As memes and comments related to the total solar eclipse were circulated on Twitter on Monday, the UT volleyball team also got in on the fun. Considering the day’s news, Texas reminded fans that it has a player with a relevant name on its roster. Lexi Sun is a freshman … Read More

Texas volleyball team preps for season with Orange-White scrimmage

The White team defeated the Orange team 4-0 (28-26, 25-16, 25-23, 15-7) in the Orange and White Texas volleyball scrimmage at Gregory Gym Saturday. The current Texas volleyball roster made up the White team while a mix of alumni and Texas volunteer assistant coaches made up the Orange team. Three Longhorns … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Longhorns aim to be the Golden State Warriors of volleyball

Texas opens its volleyball season next week with matches against Florida and Oregon, the No. 12- and No. 18-ranked teams in the AVCA’s preseason poll. First, though, the top-ranked Longhorns have to battle themselves. On Saturday, Texas will host an intra-squad scrimmage at Gregory Gym. The scrimmage, which begins at … Read More

Chiaka Ogbogu returns as top-ranked Texas eyes elusive NCAA championship

At the end of the collegiate volleyball season last December, Chiaka Ogbogu got on her phone. Texas had just lost to Stanford in the NCAA championship match, a defeat that sent UT into a second straight off-season as the national runner-up. Watching the match — albeit miles … Read More

Texas on top: Longhorns to open the volleyball season as nation’s No. 1 team

A silver medalist in each of the past two seasons, Texas finds itself alone in front as it begins this fall’s search for gold. On Wednesday, Texas was ranked first in the AVCA’s preseason volleyball poll. Texas received 25 of the poll’s 64 first-place votes, and the Longhorns’ 1547 points … Read More

Once again, Texas leads off Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll

In the eyes of the Big 12, Texas will open this volleyball season in a familiar place. The Big 12 announced on Thursday that Texas was the No. 1 team in its preseason volleyball poll. This marked the seventh straight season that UT has topped the conference’s preseason poll. Texas … Read More

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Texas volleyball tops Big 12 preseason poll

The Texas volleyball team was picked by the Big 12 coaches as the preseason favorite to repeat as the league champions. The Big 12 Conference released its poll on Thursday with the Longhorns as the preseason favorite for the seventh straight season. Texas (27-5 in 2016) received six first place … Read More