Edit: Thanks to txsportsguy5 for informing me this is in fact the Lady Lady Horns' third third consecutive Big 12 Title. Apologies for understating these ladies' achievements.
While the football team was off this week enjoying a bye before the Thanksgiving matchup against Texas Tech, the Gregory Gazelles took care of business Saturday on the 40 Acres. The defending NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship and current No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 3-0 today to clinch their third consecutive Big 12 Title.
The game was played in front of a near sold out crowd in Gregory Gymnasium and was broadcast on Longhorn Network. The 17-10 (5-9 conference) Lady Cats came into the game after a 3-0 win over Baylor hoping to derail the Horns' hopes of the outright Conference Championship, but were unable to get anything going as the match was never in doubt with the Horns taking each set 25-20, 25-19, and 25-15, respectively.
MVP goes to Khat Bell who accounted for 14.5 points, 13 kills, and 3 blocks, a significant percentage of the team totals, while Hannah Allison posted 44 assists and Sarah Palmer had 10 digs on the night.. As a team the Longhorns put 47 kills and 36 digs on the stat sheet, compared to K-State's 36 and 33.
The Lady Horns came into the game undefeated in conference play and riding a 16 game winning streak following two early season losses to Hawaii and Arizona State and appear to be hitting on all cylinders with two games left in conference play. The Gazelles next travel to Ames to face Iowa State on November 27th, then close the regular season at home against Baylor on November 30th. The season finale is set to air on LHN at 4pm CST.
With the rest of the athletic department resembling a dumpster fire this Lady Longhorns team is once again showing to be a bright spot among the chaos. The NCAA Tournament starts on December 5th, and we all should be sure to cheer on our women as they are poised to make another impressive run and show that we can still expect excellence from our programs.
Hook 'Em and Point Texas!