No. 9 Volleyball records 3-0 Big 12 sweep at Texas Tech
Sept. 29, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas--Junior All-American Bailey Webster had 14 kills while hitting .344 (14-3-32) and a season-high five blocks Saturday as the No. 9 Texas Longhorns swept the Texas Tech Red Raiders (25-16, 25-23, 25-22) in a Big 12 match. The Longhorns (11-3, 4-0) used 14 blocks in the match, holding the Red Raiders to a .116 hitting clip.
Haley Eckerman added 10 kills and tied a season best with three service aces. Junior setter Hannah Allison recorded 32 assists, six digs and a season-high five blocks. Freshman middle blocker Molly McCage tied her season high with a team-high eight blocks.
Miara Cave had 12 kills for Texas Tech (11-7, 0-3).
The Longhorns hit .500 in the first set. Eckerman's ace gave the Longhorns an 11-5 lead. UT would finish the set with six more blocks to cruise to the first-set victory. Texas Tech battled back in the second set. The Red Raiders held at 9-6 lead before Texas used a 9-3 run to retake the lead. Breeann David's kill on the overpass got Texas Tech within one, 21-20. Back-to-back hitting errors by the Longhorns gave a 23-22 advantage to the Red Raiders before Texas scored three straight as Webster went crosscourt to the set winner.
Texas hosts TCU on Wednesday (Oct. 3) at 7 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on Longhorn Network. An audio broadcast along with Gametracker live stats will be available on TexasSports.com and live Twitter updates @TexasVolleyball.
Wednesday's Volley for the Cure match will feature $4 general admission tickets for all fans by visiting the promo code page of TexasSports.com and entering promotional code PINK.
Notes: Head coach Jerritt Elliott has opened Big 12 play with a 4-0 record for the third time during his tenure at Texas (2004 and 2009)...Texas is now 73-9-2 all-time in volleyball against Texas Tech, posting a 33-2 mark in Lubbock...Texas is averaging 3.35 blocks per set this season...the Longhorns' 14 blocks today were the third-highest total this season...Molly McCage tied her season best of eight blocks, set on Aug. 25 against Cal Poly...Hannah Allison's season-high five blocks was one away from her career high of six, set last year on Oct. 19 at Baylor...Allison now has 1,992 career assists, needing eight more to become only the 11th player in Texas history to record 2,000 career assists...Khat Bell recorded her first service ace of the season...Bell also tied her season high for blocks (six), set on Tuesday at Baylor...Haley Eckerman had three aces in a match for the third time this season...Bailey Webster's five blocks passed her previous season high of four blocks, set twice this season.
TEXAS 25-25-25 TTU 16-23-22