By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Plenty of folks didn’t even give the Texas volleyball team a puncher’s chance at beating top-ranked Nebraska in the two teams' national semifinal match Thursday. But it turned out that the fourth-seeded Longhorns had their longtime rivals right where they wanted them.
So when Texas, in command throughout and playing with a swagger, cruised to a 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 sweep of the defending national-champion Cornhuskers, there was more of a sense of workmanlike achievement from the Longhorns rather than surprise. Maybe the college volleyball world or many of the crowd of 16,670 at Nationwide Arena thought this outcome was a surprise or an upset, but UT head coach Jerritt Elliott sure didn’t think so.
“We had a lot of self-confidence