A Texas volleyball scrimmage at Gregory Gym on Aug. 19, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas volleyball team preps for season with Orange-White scrimmage

Posted August 19th, 2017

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Story highlights
  • White team tops Orange team as Texas works out nerves
  • Lexi Sun had 22 kills and 12 digs
  • Three Longhorns had double-digit kills

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 had double-digit kills in the match, led by Lexi Sun who had 22 to go with 12 digs.

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Micaya White had 11 kills and Ashley Shook led the team in assists with 45. Cat McCoy had 23 digs to lead the team.

“It’s the first match and everyone’s playing next to each other trying to get the nerves out,” head coach Jerritt Elliott said in a UT press release. “We’ll go back and watch it and learn how we did and go get ready for Florida.”

RELATED: Longhorns look to be Golden State Warriors of college volleyball.

Texas opens the season on the road to face Florida in Gainesville on Friday Aug. 25. They’ll take on Oregon the next day in Gainesville as a part of the VERT Challenge.

Texas fans can catch the season opener with Florida on SEC Network and the match against Oregon on Longhorn Network.

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