The Aggies and Longhorns battled back-and-forth before Texas won two straight sets to defeat Texas A&M 25-15, 18-25, 25-16, 25-23 in a spring volleyball contest at Gregory Gym on Wednesday.
Micaya White led Texas with 10 kills. She recorded a double-double by adding 16 digs, which also led Texas. Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani was second on the team with nine kills.
Ashley Shook set up 28 kills for the Longhorns and contributed seven digs and three blocks. Morgan Johnson had seven kills and three blocks. Orie Agbaji also had three blocks to go with six kills.
Brionne Butler, a freshman, led Texas with four blocks. She added five kills.
Despite a decided advantage in hitting percentage, .301 to .075, the Longhorns weren’t able to sweep the Aggies.
Texas opened strong with a 25-15 win in the first set.
Texas A&M won the second set 25-18, however. Hollann Hans led all players with 15 kills for the Aggies.
After the match was tied at a set apiece, Texas regained control with a 25-16 win.
The fourth set was a back-and-forth affair with 10 ties. After the score was 23-all, the Longhorns got back-to-back points from Butler and Shook to take the win.
Texas continues spring volleyball action on Thursday, April 12 when it hosts Texas State.
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