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Texas State falls to Longhorns
Texas State had its five-match winning streak snapped at the hands of No. 6 Texas on Thursday.
The Longhorns swept the Bobcats 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-19) at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin.
Texas State battled back from a 12-7 deficit in the opening set. The Bobcats evened the match at 12-12. But the Longhorns used a 10-5 run to gain momentum with a 22-17 lead. Texas took the first set, 25-18.
The Bobcats jumped out to a quick 3-2 lead in the second frame. Texas regained the lead, but Texas State kept the match close. The Bobcats had the Longhorns in their sights with the Texas advantage down to 18-16. But the Longhorns used a 7-3 run to close the set. Texas took the a 2-0 match advantage into the the third set after claiming the second period, 25-19.
Texas State fought early in the third set to tie it at 10-10. But the Longhorns used a 5-0 run to take control of the set with a 15-10 lead in their hands. The Bobcats cut the deficit down to 16-13. The Longhorns pushed their lead out to 20-14, and closed out the set with a 25-19 victory.
Senior outside hitter Amy Pflughaupt led Texas State (5-4) with a match-high 15 kills. Freshman setter Emily DeWalt tallied 19 assists.
Texas junior outside hitter Micaya White led the Longhorns (4-1) recorded a double-double against the Bobcats with 10 kills and 10 digs.