#9 Texas outlasted a tough Oklahoma team to remain atop the Big 12 standings. (RV) Baylor was impressive in a home sweep of (RV) Kansas and Texas Tech swept TCU to round out Big 12 play.
Trailing 2-0 in the match, the TCU volleyball team staged a comeback and were able to take the win in three straight sets to get the 3-2 (18-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-23, 15-7) victory over West Virginia in front of a sold-out crowd on Thursday night to wrap up the first half of Big 12 play.
6th-ranked Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas survived tight, 5-set matches to remain undefeated in Big 12 play Wednesday night. Oklahoma also downed Iowa State in 4 sets, halting its 9-mach skid against the Cyclones.
It was a big day in the Big 12. Texas Tech defeated West Virginia, 3-1, for its first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2000, Kansas earned its 7th consecutive win over TCU and Baylor sophomore Yossiana Pressley had a record-breaking day.
The Top 25 matchup between 6th-ranked Texas and 23rd-ranked Kansas State was all that and then some, as it took 5 sets for the Longhorns to earn the victory on the road. The surprise of the night came in Waco, Texas, as Texas Tech knocked off 12th-ranked Baylor for its first ranked win since 2012.
After dropping the first set, Texas Tech charged back to win three in a row to earn its spot in the NIVC Finals.
Texas Tech downed UC Irvine while TCU swept Green Bay to create a Big 12 NIVC Semifinal meeting in Fort Worth tomorrow night.
TCU rallied from down 2-1 to best North Texas in five sets on the road Friday night to move into the NIVC Third Round.
TCU swept Wyoming behind big nights by redshirt freshman outside hitter Abigail Buckingham and junior middle blocker Anna Walsh, while North Texas blocked its way past Oral Roberts in four sets.
Three Texas players stood out in the team’s sweep over TCU as they recorded double-digit kills to hit for .388 in the match as compared to TCU’s .204.