AUSTIN, Texas — There are times when a score at the end of match does not always reflect the match that was played. Such was the case Friday when the No. 1-ranked Texas volleyball team swept visiting Iowa State in three sets at the Frank Erwin Center.
On paper, the Longhorns rolled through the Cyclones in straight sets, but none was a lopsided victory for Texas, which all three sets by no more than four points: 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.
“I thought Iowa State played really well tonight,” Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott said. “I think we weren’t as good from the serve-receive side tonight, and struggled at times. We were able to start out all three games really hot, and when we got to about 20, they kind of ticked back into it and made it tight. But really good adversity for our team to go through. I’m really pleased with the way they were kind of able to end those games.
“It’s hard winning, 3-0, in this sport, and I thought they did a really nice job, and fought hard together and ended it the right way.”
Once again, outside hitter Logan Eggleston continued her torrid start to the season, leading both teams with 16 kills while adding eight digs, three aces and three blocks. She hit .417 in the match and is now hitting .351 on the season.
Brionne Butler and Molly Phillips had nine and eight kills, respectively. Skylar Fields added seven of her own, while Asjia O’Neal had five kills and a team-high five blocks.
Setter Jhenna Gabriel handed out 37 assists and shared the team lead with 10 digs, while also contributing two blocks.
The 6-0 Longhorns will play at 4 p.m. Friday at Kansas State on ESPNU and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.