Texas' Lexi Sun, seen getting ready to serve during a match last season at Gregory Gym, earned All-Big 12 honors as a freshman but then decided to transfer out of the program during the spring. She's now at Nebraska. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman)

Texas volleyball team smacks Sooners in four sets

Longhorns improve to 8-0 in Big 12.

Posted October 22nd, 2017

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Story highlights
  • UT is 16-2 overall and ranked third in the nation.
  • Freshman Lexi Sun has 19 kills, eight digs and two blocks.
  • Senior Cat McCoy has a team-high 21 digs.

Freshman Lexi Sun posted 19 kills to lead the third-ranked Texas volleyball team past Oklahoma 24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 25-22 Sunday afternoon at McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla.

Sun had a .333 hitting percentage and added eight digs and two blocks as Texas improved to 16-2 overall and 8-0 in Big 12 play.

The Sooners dropped to 5-16 and 2-6.

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Two other Longhorns finished with double-digit kills: senior Chiaka Ogbogu and sophomore Micaya White, with 11 apiece.

Senior Cat McCoy had her fourth match of the season with 20 or more digs, recording a team-high 21.

Texas had a season-high 16 blocks and limited Oklahoma to six.

The Longhorns fell behind in the opening set but tied it 9-9 and then moved into the lead on consecutive blocks by Ogbogu. But after going up 21-20, they couldn’t stop the Sooners from taking five of the next seven points.

An 11-5 run at the end of the second set helped Texas knot the match.

The third set was tied 10-10 when the Longhorns went on a 5-1 run. Oklahoma narrowed the gap to 17-16, but Texas stretched the margin back out.

In the fourth set, the Longhorns had five match points at 24-19. Oklahoma saved three before UT took a timeout. After the break, Ogbogu’s kill wrapped up the match.

The Longhorns will be back in action Saturday night at Gregory Gym against West Virginia.

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