TEXAS VOLLEYBALL – ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR

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Gregory Gym during Texas versus USC NCAA Regional Final Volleyball MatchThe Texas volleyball team began its playoff journey at the conclusion of the regular season on November 23, using a No. 3 seed and matches at home in all of the first four rounds to its advantage the Longhorns advanced to the Final Four and beat Michigan in the NCAA Semifinals to advance to the NCAA National Championship game on December 15. Horns Illustrated presents a collection of photos that highlight the Longhorns' run to final four.

 

Texas Volleyball front of UT Tower with Big 12 Trophy

Texas clinched the Big 12 title outright on Nov. 14 with a sweep of Texas Tech. The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 15-1 record in conference play and a 24-4 overall record. On Nov. 25 the NCAA named Texas the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament Bracket and put Texas on their home court for the first and second rounds of the Tournament.

First Round vs. Colgate

In the opening round of the Tournament Texas swept Colgate 3-0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-15). When the Horns held the Raiders to just four points in the first game they set a record for fewest points allowed allowed in UT history in a non-fifth set since the start of rally scoring in 2001.

In the match the Horns hit for a .543 hitting percentage. Bailey Webster (15 kills, .619 hitting), Khat Bell (12 kills, .647) and Sha'Dare McNeal (8 kills, .647 hitting) led the team in hitting, while setter Hannah Allison had 41 assist and three aces.

Bailey Webster hitting volleyball over Colgate blocker

Bailey Webster

Haley Eckerman hits a volleyball past Colgate blockers

Haley Eckerman

Second Round vs. Texas A&M

In the second round of Tournament the volleyball team became...

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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.