03 Oct

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UT volleyball outlasts Kansas State for five-set road victory

Senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame hit .500 and had 20 kills to help the Texas volleyball team pull out a five-set victory Sunday at Kansas State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame hit .500 and had 20 kills to help the Texas volleyball team pull out a five-set victory Sunday at Kansas State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Led by senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame’s .500 hitting percentage, the No. 4 Texas volleyball team improved to 12-2 this season, and 4-0 against Big 12 opposition, with a 25-22, 25-27, 25-17, 18-25, 15-12 win Sunday at Kansas State.

Prieto Cerame and freshman outside hitter Micaya White each had 20 kills to lead the Texas offense. Sunday’s match was the seventh straight in which Prieto Cerame had 10 or more kills; for White, it was her second consecutive double-double (she also had 16 digs).

Junior outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu just missed a double-double of her own, with 17 kills and nine digs. Senior setter Chloe Collins went over the 50-assist plateau for the fourth consecutive match with a season-high 56, and earned her double-double of the season by chipping in 10 digs.

After winning their fourth consecutive match, the Longhorns head home to host Iowa State at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 8, in a match that will be shown live on the Longhorn Network.