Texas freshman Micaya White had a career-high 21 kills as the third-ranked Longhorns swept Colorado State 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 Friday night in Fort Collins, Colorado.
White hit .390, had four blocks and has posted double-digit kills in six of seven matches this season. She has led the Longhorns in kills in four straight matches and leads the team in kills and points.
UT’s Morgan Johnson added six kills while hitting .364 with four blocks and Texas sophomore Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani posted six kills. Texas senior Paulina Prieto Cerame had nine kills with two aces.
Jasmine Hanna led the Rams with 11 kills and four blocks. Colorado State (4-4) has lost four straight matches.
The Longhorns built a 18-11 edge in the first set with a 7-2 run, but the Rams fought back to get within two at 22-20. Two attack errors by Colorado State and a kill by Prieto Cerame gave the set to Texas 25-20.
Colorado State erased a five point deficit in the second set with a 6-1 run to tie it at 23-23. Following a Texas timeout, White and Cerame hit back-to-back kills to take the set 25-23.
Texas rallied from an 18-13 deficit in the third set with five straight points to knot the set at 18-18. White gave the Longhorns the lead with a kill at 22-21 and knocked down a kill to win the set and match 25-23.