Sept. 17, 2009
Match 7: No. 2/2 TEXAS (6-0, 1-0 Big 12) vs. No. 10/10 Iowa State (9-1, 1-0 Big 12)
When: Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Austin, Texas (Gregory Gymnasium)
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All-Time Series Record: Texas leads Iowa State, 26-2 (H: 15-0, A: 11-2, N: 0-0)
Last meeting with Iowa State: Texas defeated Iowa State, 3-1 (25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12) on Dec. 13, 2008 in the NCAA Austin Regional finals
Current Streak: Texas has won the last eight meetings
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TEXAS IN THE AVCA POLL
LONGHORNS IN THE VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE POLL
The Longhorns are ranked No. 2 in the most recent AVCA Division I Coaches Poll (Sept. 14) ... UT received six first-place votes ... Texas' No. 2 preseason ranking was its highest ranking in the AVCA poll since UT finished the 1995 season ranked second ... UT has now been ranked in the Top 10 for 46 straight weeks ... UT opponents in the poll include, No. 4 Hawaii, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 10 Iowa State, No.13 California, No. 22 Saint Louis, No. 23 San Diego and No. 24 Baylor ... Texas is 6-0 against ranked opponents in 2009.
Texas holds the No. 2 spot in the current Volleyball Magazine Poll (Sept. 15) ... the Horns trail two-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State in the poll by 10 points 218-to-208 ... Big 12 foes Nebraska and Iowa State hold the No. 8 and No. 10 positions, respectively ... four of Texas' non-conference opponents are ranked (No. 4 Hawaii, No. 12 California, No. 20 Saint Louis).
Texas is currently riding a 15-match regular-season winning streak that dates back to Nov. 1, 2008 against Texas A&M ... Texas also currently owns a 10-match home winning streak at Gregory Gymnasium dating back to Nov. 1, 2008.
SUCCESS IN BIG 12 PLAY
In 14 years of Big 12 Conference play the Longhorns own a 193-65 (.748) mark in league action ... during head coach Jerritt Elliott's nine-year tenure , Texas has posted a 118-42 (.738) record against Big 12 foes ... the Longhorns 19-1 record in 2007 was its best mark since the inception of the league.
Texas' victory improved the Longhorns to 6-0 on the season with all six wins coming against ranked opponents ... the Horns have defeated No. 4 Hawaii, No. 10 California, No. 15 San Diego, No. 19 Saint Louis, No. 23 Long Beach State and No. 24 Baylor to date.
IN THE BIG 12 STATS
The Longhorns rank atop the Big 12 and rank third in the nation with their .319 team hitting percentage ... Senior All-America setter Ashley Engle leads the conference in hitting with a .418 attack mark, while senior All-America outside hitter Destinee Hooker leads the league with 4.50 kills and 5.43 points per-set ... Sophomore middle blocker Rachael Adams and junior middle blocker Jennifer Doris rank third and fourth in blocking with 1.32 and 1.22 blocks per-set, respectively.