Volleyball moves to No. 9 in latest CSTV/AVCA Poll
AUSTIN, Texas -- After defeating Texas A&M in the State Farm Lone Star Showdown last Friday in College Station, The University of Texas volleyball team has moved up to No. 9 in the latest CSTV/AVCA Coaches Poll, released Monday.
Texas' victory over the Aggies moved the Longhorns up in the poll for the second consecutive week. The Horns improved to No. 10 in last week's poll after falling out of the Top 10 on Oct. 2, for the first time all season. Texas' No. 9 ranking is the highest Texas has been ranked since Sept. 25, when the Horns were ranked eighth.
Last week freshman outside hitter Destinee Hooker recorded 18 kills and hit at a .417 clip to lead Texas to a 3-1 (30-23, 23-30, 30-22, 30-17) victory over Texas A&M. Against the Aggies freshman opposite hitter Ashley Engle extended her streak of consecutive kill/dig double-doubles to five games with her 14-kill, 11-dig performance
Nebraska is ranked No. 1 in the CSTV/AVCA poll. The Huskers are followed by No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 Southern California. Missouri and Oklahoma join Nebraska and Texas as the only other Big 12 schools in the poll at the No. 12 and No. 23 spots, respectively.
Texas returns to action Wednesday, October 18 when it welcomes No. 1 Nebraska to Gregory Gym. The match will be televised nationally on ESPNU and the first serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (Central)