Texas Hit .394 To Take Down Texas A&M-Corpus Christi In Straight Sets

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 07th, 2017 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Match Results

  • #4 Texas def. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-0, (25-13, 25-15, 25-20)
  • Austin, Texas
  • American Campus Classic
  • Match Stats

The Texas Longhorns started off the American Campus Classic with a three-set sweep over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The Longhorns began the match on a 5-0 run, with four Texas kills and a block from Lexi Sun and Chiaka Ogbogu. Corpus’ Madison Green put up the Islanders first points of the match on a kill, but the Longhorns still took command of the court to go up 11-3. The lead continued to grow, as Texas took a commanding 17-9 advantage. The Longhorns finished off the set with a kill from Sun and an Islander attack error at 25-13.

The Islanders scored the first two points of the set off Texas errors. They kept this small lead until a kill from Ebony Nwanebu put the Longhorns ahead 11-10. From there, Texas grabbed control of the set to take a 20-12 lead before a Sun kill concluded the second set 25-15, giving the Longhorns a 2-0 match advantage.

The third set began with Texas taking a small two points lead through the first few points, before expanding to a 14-4 lead over the Islanders. Two Texas attack errors and two kills from Green brought the Islanders to 14-8. From there the Islanders took small two to three point runs to make a tiny comeback on the Longhorns. Texas, however, was able to hang on to take the match at 25-20.

Leading the Longhorns was freshman Sun with 11 kills, one ace, three digs and one block. Both Ogbogu and White contributed 10 points, with Ogbogu posting a team-best .714 hitting clip, one ace, two digs and three blocks. White was just short of a double-double as she picked up nine digs, two blocks and an ace. Setter Ashley Shook dished out 35 assists, four kills on a .429 hitting percentage, seven digs and two blocks.

For the Islanders, Brittany Gilpin led the front with nine kills, six digs and one block. Madison Woods picked up a match-best 10 digs in the loss.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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