Texas' Chiaka Ogbogu (21) celebrates with her team during an inner-squad scrimmage at Gregory Gym Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

Volleyball

Texas volleyball team undefeated in Big 12 as Ogbogu makes history

Posted November 4th, 2017

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On the way to a four-set win over Texas Tech at Gregory Gym Saturday, Chiaka Ogbogu of the Texas volleyball team became the all-time career block assist leader for the Longhorns.

Ogbogu had eight block assists as Texas defeated Texas Tech 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-12 to remain undefeated in Big 12 action. The senior’s total rose to 460, surpassing Molly McCage. Ogbogu made kills and led Texas with a hitting percentage of .500.

Freshman Lexi Sun led Texas with a career-high 21 kills while contributing four blocks and three digs.

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Ebony Nwanebu and Micaya White each had 10 kills in the win.

Cat McCoy had five aces to go along with 23 digs. It was the sixth time this season she had at least 20 digs.

Ashley Shook had 47 assists in the win, to go with six digs and four kills.

The Longhorns started the contest with a strong defensive effort. An 11-6 run helped them take a 20-15 lead before closing out the set.

Tech put up a fight, however, as they built a 24-20 lead and were able to close out the set. It was the first Big 12 set that Texas lost at Gregory Gym after 13 straight wins to open the season.

A kill by Sun in the third set put Texas up 6-1. She had nine kills in the set to lead Texas to the win.

A 6-1 lead to start the fourth set helped Texas cruise to a 25-12 win to seal the match.

The Texas volleyball team next hosts TCU Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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