20 Sep

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No. 3 Texas volleyball guts out sweep over rival Texas A&M

Libero Claire Hahn and the third-ranked University of Texas volleyball team bounced back from a five-set loss to Rice with a three-set sweep of Texas A&M Friday at Gregory Gym (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — If the Texas volleyball team had something to prove in its match against rival Texas A&M Friday, it look a little time to embrace that attitude, and if it was looking for a wake-up call, coach Jerritt Elliott was there to fill the role of an alarm clock.

After a series of fits and starts, the third-ranked Longhorns remembered just who they are, and who they were playing, and outlasted the Aggies, 26-24, 27-25, 25-21 before a sold-out crowd of 4,328 fans at Gregory Gym.

Elliott, who usually sits at the end of the Texas bench with his legs crossed and

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 .