09 Oct

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Volleyball improves to 5-0 against Big 12 teams with sweep of Iowa State

Outside hitter Logan Eggleston picked up her first career double-double to help lift the Texas volleyball team to a sweep of Iowa State (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston piled up 12 kills and 10 digs for her first double-double in her career, lifting the Texas volleyball team to a 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 sweep of Iowa State Sunday.

Texas is now 10-3 overall, and 5-0 in matches against Big 12 teams, while the Cyclones dipped to 8-10 overall, and 1-4 in Big 12 matches.

Micaya White and Sydney Petersen reached double digits in digs in the match, White with 12 (and nine kills) and Peterson with 10 digs. Setter Ashley Shook set the table for her teammates with a match-high 34 assists, to go along with three digs and three kills.

With the victory, Texas extended its perfect record against the Cyclones at Gregory Gym to 25-0. Coupled with a victory earlier this season in Ames, Iowa, Texas now has swept five opponents in straight sets. The others were High Point, Texas State, Baylor and West Virginia.

The match was something of a statistical oddity, as it was the first time UT trailed in blocks (the Longhorns had four, compared to six for Iowa State) or hitting percentage (UT hit .286, while ISU hit .302) and still won the match.

Texas now heads north for matches Wednesday at Kansas and Saturday at Oklahoma.