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No. 2 Texas volleyball turns up the defense to sweep Oklahoma

Senior setter Chloe Collins dished out 36 assists Wednesday in the Texas volleyball team's three-set sweep of Oklahoma (photo courtesy of teaxssports.com).

Senior setter Chloe Collins dished out 36 assists Wednesday in the Texas volleyball team's three-set sweep of Oklahoma (photo courtesy of teaxssports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s usually about this time of the volleyball season when Texas coach Jerritt Elliott starts really thinking about the upcoming NCAA tournament, and about how even the rare match in which the second-ranked Longhorns struggle a little can be used as a teaching tool for the tough road ahead.

There wasn’t much of that motivation to be dispensed Wednesday as Texas waylaid Oklahoma in straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, 25-15, in what should have been a much more competitive match before a crowd of 2,762 at Gregory Gym.

After sputtering a bit in the first set (most notably

 

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .