No. 10 Volleyball knocks off Baylor, 3-1
Oct. 19, 2011
WACO, Texas - The No. 10 Texas Volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with its 3-1 victory at Baylor, Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center. The 25-16, 16-25, 25-15, 25-19 victory improved the Longhorns to 13-4 on the season and 6-1 in Big 12 action, while the Bears dropped to 15-8 overall and 4-4 in league play.
Senior All-America middle blocker Rachael Adams shined for the Longhorns, hammering out 13 kills on .500 hitting, while freshman outside hitter Haley Eckerman hit .387 and led all Horns with 15 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Bailey Webster joined them in double-digits with 14 kills and sophomore setter Hannah Allison posted an assist/dig double-double with 43 assists and 10 digs.
Texas took a commanding lead early in the first set, putting together an 8-0 run fueled by two kills and a solo block by Webster and a trio of Khat Bell/Hannah Allison blocks to claim an 18-8 edge. Three kills by Adams late in the frame closed out the set for the Horns, 25-16.
The Horns fell behind quickly in the second and failed to respond, allowing a 6-1 Baylor rally that put the Bears in front, 19-12 and a set-ending 4-1 run capped by an Alyssa Dibbern/Torri Campbell block that sealed the set 25-16.
Eckerman's sixth kill of the set allowed the Longhorns to grab a 16-8 lead to open the third. A 5-1 UT run paced by four BU miscues allowed the Horns to claim a 22-13 lead and Eckerman's seventh kill of the set finished out the stanza, 25-15.
The block of Bell and Allison once again got Texas out to a hot start in the fourth with the duo teaming for a pair of blocks to pace a 6-0 run that put the Horns in front 11-4. Texas widened the margin to nine before BU rallied to close the score to 22-17. The Longhorns responded with kills by Eckerman and Adams to wrap up the frame 25-19.
Texas returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 22 when it plays host to Missouri at Gregory Gymnasium. First serve is set for 5 p.m. Central on Longhorn Network.