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Prieto-Cerame, defense carry Texas volleyball to sweep of Baylor

Senior Paulina Prieto-Cerame

Senior Paulina Prieto-Cerame led the University of Texas volleyball team's offense with 17 kills in a three-set sweep of Big 12 rival Baylor (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – Defense makes the difference, whether you’re playing a squad to which you haven’t lost in 15 years or the top-ranked volleyball team in the nation.

The fifth-ranked University of Texas volleyball team continued its run of stellar defensive play and made the most of its chances to win at the end of the first and second sets Wednesday night during a 25-23, 26-24, 25-16 sweep of Baylor at Gregory Gym. It was the Longhorns’ third sweep against a Big 12 opponent and their third three-set victory in their past six matches.

Texas (19-3 overall, 11-1 in Big 12 play) has not lost to the Bears since

 

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 .