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Sweeping statement — Fourth-ranked Longhorns whitewash No. 14 Colorado State

Paulina Prieto Cerame led UT with career-high 14 kills in the Longhorns' victory over Colorado State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Paulina Prieto Cerame led UT with career-high 14 kills in the Longhorns' victory over Colorado State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/ Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The fourth-ranked University of Texas volleyball team won its seventh match in eight outings Sunday as it rolled past No. 14 Colorado State in the final match of the three-day Texas Classic, the Longhorns' last home contest before the start of the Big 12 Conference campaign.

It almost has become routine — give the Longhorns an hour and a half, and they’ll produce a three-set sweep. Against the tall and talented Rams (6-2) it was a case of another match,  another dominant victory for Texas.

The Longhorns did not lose a set in their three matches in the Texas Classic and have swept six of their eight opponents. They have dropped just five sets this season, two in a victory against fifth-ranked Nebraska and three to second-ranked Florida in their only loss.

Junior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame led

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 .