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Volleyball rolls past Purdue, into Regional Semifinal

Molly McCage (5) and Amy Neal (9) combined for 26 kills as the University of Texas volleyball team rolled past Purdue, 3-1, to reach the Regional Semifinal (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Molly McCage (5) and Amy Neal (9) combined for 26 kills as the University of Texas volleyball team rolled past Purdue, 3-1, to reach the Regional Semifinal (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Outside hitter Amy Neal had a team-leading 17 kills Friday to lead the No. 3 University of Texas volleyball team past No. 17 Purdue, 3-1 (25-14, 14-25, 25-19, 27-25), in the second round of the NCAA Championship at Gregory Gym.

The Longhorns (27-2) advance to the NCAA Regional Semifinal for the 10th consecutive year and the 28th time in program history. UT reached at least