Texas Takes Advantage of 39 Baylor Miscues in Big 12 Sweep

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 26th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

#6 Texas def. #18 Baylor 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-15)

#6 Texas hit at a .333 clip and put up 12 blocks in a sweep of #18 Baylor on Wednesday, extending the Longhorns’ win streak over the Bears in Austin to 43 matches and improving the all-time series record to 82-2.

The Longhorns, which move to 2-0 in the Big 12, took advantage of 25 hitting errors and 14 service errors by the Bears in the victory. Baylor boasted a 36-32 edge in kills, but trailed the Longhorns in every other statistical category: hitting percentage (.333 to .107), blocks (12-3) and aces (2-1).

Micaya White paced Texas with 10 kills on a team-leading .588 hitting effort, while narrowly missing a double-double with a team-best nine digs. Brionne Butler added six putaways and a team-best six blocks. Morgan Johnson added five kills and six stuffs, while Ashley Shook tacked on seven digs and five blocks to her 22 assist tally.

Yossiana Pressley managed 11 kills to lead Baylor, but hit -.128 for the match (11-16-39). Aniah Philo and Gia Milana added eight kills apiece to aid the Bear offense.

Baylor piled up 16 kills and outhit Texas .250 to .185 in Set 1, but could not close out the victory. The Bears led by as many as four at 17-13 after kills by Philo and Shelly Fanning. The Longhorns scored five in a row to grab an 18-17 lead, including two kills and a block by Logan Eggleston. Baylor tied it up six times, last at 23-all, but a service error and hitting error gave Texas the 25-23 win. Pressley managed seven kills in the stanza.

The Longhorns hit at a .409 clip in Set 2, committing just two errors, while cruising to a 25-16 win. The teams grabbed a 9-4 advantage with help from four Baylor errors. Texas led by as many as six at 13-7, but the Bears cut the margin to three on three occasions. The Longhorns scored four in a row to push ahead 21-14 and held on from there, winning the stanza on a Pressley miscue at 25-16.

Texas kept up its hot hitting effort in Set 3, posting a .435 clip, while holding Baylor to a -.026 effort. The Bears committed 10 hitting errors in the set. Six miscues boosted the Longhorns to a 13-4 lead. Baylor would get no closer than seven the rest of the way. Kills by Butler and Eggleston pushed the margin to 10 at 22-12. Down 23-13, a kill by Philo and a Texas error gave the Bears two points in a row, but the Longhorns answered with kills by Katarina Luketic and Johnson to close out the night at 25-15.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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