03 Dec

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Texas volleyball sweeps UTRGV, advances to take on SMU at 7 p.m. Saturday

Sophomore Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani established new career highs Friday with 13 kills and a .929 hitting percentage to help the University of Texas volleyball team cruise past UT-Rio Grande Valley in straight sets (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Sophomore Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani established new career highs Friday with 13 kills and a .929 hitting percentage to help the University of Texas volleyball team cruise past UT-Rio Grande Valley in straight sets (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 4-seeded University of Texas volleyball team improved its season record to 23-4 with a relatively easy 25-14, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of UT-Rio Grande Valley in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Gregory Gym. The victory pushes the Longhorns through to the second round at 7 p.m. Saturday, when they will face SMU, which improved to 26-7 this season after sweeping Texas A&M, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18.

The victory stretched to 30 the Longhorns’ streak of