Texas middle blocker Brionne Butler (10) celebrates her kill in the Longhorns' sweep over Texas State on Sept. 6, 2018. (Nick Wagner/American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

Texas volleyball sweeps West Virginia on the road

Posted September 29th, 2018

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Micaya White and Brionne Butler each had double-digit kills as the fourth-ranked Texas volleyball team cruised to a sweep of West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday.

Texas beat the Mountaineers 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 to improve to 3-0 in Big 12 play.

The Longhorns finished the match with a .386 hitting percentage, a decided advantage over West Virginia’s .149. The visiting team hit .519 in the second set on the way to 18 kills.

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Butler, who had 10 kills, led the the Longhorns with a hitting percentage of .533 while White, who had 14 kills, hit .435.

Ashley Shook had 35 assists to go along with three blocks and four digs.

Texas played above the net well, making 10 team blocks on the day, led by Butler and Morgan Johnson, who each had five.

Sydney Petersen also contributed on defense as she led Texas with 13 digs. Butler, seemingly everywhere, also had six digs in the match.

Logan Eggleston, the preseason Big 12 freshman of the year, recorded nine kills and three blocks.

West Virginia kept pace with Texas in the first game until UT went on a 3-0 run to make it 18-15. The Longhorns added two more 3-0 runs on the way to a 25-15 win.

Texas jumped out to a 4-1 lead to start the second set and had a 5-0 run at one point in the game. They cruised to at 25-15 victory.

The Mountaineers took an 11-7 lead in the third set before Texas rattled off a 5-1 run to tie the game at 12-all. West Virginia retook the lead at 16-14 before the Longhorns asserted dominance. Texas went on an 8-0 run to take full control of the set and close out the match.

The Texas volleyball squad will try to go 4-0 in the Big 12 when it travels to Fort Worth Wednesday. The Longhorns take on TCU in a nationally televised match starting at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

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