Again, No. 10 volleyball defeats No. 9 BYU

Micah Drews


It was a 3-1 win over No. 9 BYU for No. 10 Texas Volleyball on Friday night at Gregory Gym as the Longhorns completed a season sweep of the Cougars.  

Nine service aces and 13 total blocks helped the Longhorns (9-3, 4-0) neutralize the Cougars.

Adding four blocks and three service aces to her 14 kills, Madisen Skinner had her second straight double-double.

She had 10 kills and six blocks, her best game of the season. Jenna Wenaas had eight kills, while Molly Phillips had nine kills and five blocks. O’Neal added seven kills to her seven blocks to lead the team.

In addition to her career-high 44 assists, Ella Swindle also finished with nine digs, three blocks, and three service aces.

There were 17 digs and two service aces from Emma Halter, 11 digs from Carissa Barnes, and seven digs from Keonilei Akana.

Despite a tightly contested first set, BYU came out on top 28-26. While the Longhorns hit just .175, the Cougars had a .310 batting average in the first set.

As the match ended in a tie, the Longhorns turned things around in the second set, winning it 25-13. A .417 hitting percentage for Texas in the set was held to a .054 percentage for the Cougars. A pair of 5-0 runs by the Longhorns capped an 8-2 run to end the set.

Texas took a 2-1 lead in the match after coming back from an 11-3 deficit in the third set. To complete the comeback, the Longhorns went on a 7-1 run to lead 22-21 at the end of the set.

After a close fourth set, Texas pulled away for a 25-20 win to close out the match. As a team, the Longhorns hit .312 and sided out at 75% in the final set.

The Longhorns continue their home stand next week, hosting Kansas at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

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About Micah Drews

After playing volleyball at an international level for several years, I now work out and write for Volleyball Blaze. Creating unique and insightful perspectives through my experience and knowledge is one of my top priorities.

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