Texas libero Cat McCoy digs the ball against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Gregory Gym on Sept. 7, 2017. McCoy is within reach of UT's all-time digs record. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas volleyball team remains undefeated in Big 12

Posted October 28th, 2017

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The Texas volleyball team remained undefeated in the Big 12 and Cat McCoy made Longhorns volleyball history during a sweep of West Virginia at Gregory Gym on Saturday night. Texas won 25-19, 28-26, 25-17 and moved to 9-0 in league play.

McCoy finished with 12 digs, tying Demetria Sance’s UT record of 1,614 set in 1998. McCoy can take sole possession of the record at Kansas State on Nov. 1.

Chiaka Ogbogu led the Longhorns (17-2, 9-0 Big 12) with 11 kills and seven blocks. Micaya White had nine kills, one kill shy of a double-double as she added 11 digs. White also had five blocks.

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Ebony Nwanebu had seven kills and had a .538 hitting percentage. Only Morgan Johnson had a better percentage at .556 as she ended the match with six kills.

Ashley Shook set up 33 points and added six digs.

McCoy started out the first game serving on four straight points. Despite the start, West Virginia (14-9, 3-7) pulled to within 19-18 late in the set. Texas went on a 6-1 run to close it out, however.

The second set was a much closer affair. After a 22-22 tie, six more ties followed until Lexi Sun’s kill closed it out at 28-26.

An 11-2 run in the final set helped Texas take the match.

The Texas volleyball team’s next match against Kansas State will be televised on ESPNU at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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