#6 Longhorns Halt Texas State Bobcats in Home Opener

  0 Jil Price Igara | September 06th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Match Stats

Since dropping a 4-set match on the road to then-ranked No. 6 Wisconsin, 6th-ranked Texas has registered two straight sweeps. The first came against High Point last Sunday, and the second was earned tonight inside of Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. The victory snaps a 5-match win streak for the Texas State Bobcats.

The Longhorns outhit the Bobcats, .379 to .218, in the match, which was their season-high both for offensive efficiency. They also served up a season-best 9 aces to claim the victory in front of 3,309 fans.

Texas, which has not lost to Texas State since 2000, is 41-9 in the all-time series.

In the first set, Texas used a 6-1 stretch to establish an early advantage but the Texas State battled back to knot the score, 12-12. The Longhorns responded with a 5-1 push and held the edge for the 25-18 win.

Texas hit at a .444 clip en route to its 25-19 set two win. Both teams battled for control early until the Longhorns took over with an 11-5 stretch midway through to take the lead.

In the third set, the Longhorns jumped ahead 6-1, but the Bobcats worked their way back into it and tied the score, 10-10. Texas rattled off 5-straight scores to pull away and never surrendered its lead to secure the sweep with a 25-19 victory.

Junior Micaya White posted a double-double (team-high 10 kills, team-high 10 digs) and a .304 attack percentage to lead the Longhorns to victory. Senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani (9 kills, 3 service aces) and freshman Logan Eggleston (9 kills, 2 service aces) both registered .500 attack percentages. Sophomore Ashley Shook distributed 32 assists in the win.

Senior Amy Pflughaupt led Texas State, notching 15 kills and a .379 hitting percentage. Freshman Emily DeWalt recorded 19 assists and 5 digs for the Bobcats.

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