No. 2 Texas volleyball cruises past Albany in NCAA first-round sweep

Senior outside hitter Micaya White gets one of her team-leading 13 kills in the Longhorns' sweep of Albany in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Championship (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

By James Schleicher

AUSTIN, Texas — Tournament time resumed for the No. 2 Texas volleyball team with a 3-0 sweep of Albany: 25-9, 25-16, 25-15 in front of a crowd of 3,532 at Gregory gym Thursday night. The win makes the Horns a perfect 33-0 in NCAA Tournament first-round play.

“Our goal tonight was to try to find some rhythm,” Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott said, “to get ourselves comfortable in this NCAA tournament. I thought, offensively, we did a really nice job. We played steady pretty much the entire match and I’m pleased with what we did.”

The Longhorns (22-3) made the Great Danes look not so great, leading from wire-to-wire in the first two sets. Albany led for a few early points [habeabk]

James Schleicher

James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.

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