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The Non-Revenue Review: Texas soccer vaults into top 25, volleyball falls to No. 1 Minnesota

Texas soccer is red-hot after jumping out to a 7-0 record for the first time in school history.

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Brendan Maloney - Texas Sports.

Welcome back to your weekly update on Texas sports that are not football, basketball, and baseball.

This is the second edition of the series, but the first update with the fancy new name of "the Non-Revenue Review."

You can read the first installment here.

Fall is an exciting time on the 40 Acres as several elite Division 1 sports on campus are in action. Here's what happened this week:


It's time to start paying attention to Texas Longhorns women's soccer. The 'Horns are not a historical powerhouse at the sport — in fact, Texas hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2014.

The 2017 campaign, however, is off to a red-hot start as Angela Kelly's squad is 7-0.

On Friday, Texas met its first top 25 test of the season in hosting No. 25 Colorado. Texas took care of the Buffaloes 3-0 in an excellent effort on both sides of the ball. The 'Horns scored in the 14th minute and never looked back as Texas' stout defense recorded its fourth shut out of the season.

The win made the 2017 burnt orange club the first team in the school's 24 history to start the year 6-0.

The 'Horns returned to action on Sunday afternoon to face Northeastern at home. Texas allowed multiple goals for the first time all season, but the burnt orange ultimately prevailed in overtime 3-2.

Texas fell behind early after Northeastern scored in the 14th minute. The underdogs would hold the lead until the 51st minute, when Texas' Emily Strouphauer scored as the result of a corner kick.

Texas tacked on another goal less than five minutes later on a penalty kick from Katie Glenn, but Northeastern drew even in the 58th minute on a tip in from a cross.

The game went to overtime, where the Longhorns scored on a 98th minute game-winning goal by Cydney Billups.

The Longhorns vaulted into the top 25 after the weekend, landing at No. 21 in the nation. Texas was also named the Division 1 women's soccer team of the week.

Texas' next game will be against UT Rio-Grande Valley on Friday at 7 pm CST at Mike A. Myers field in Austin. UT Rio-Grande Valley is 3-2-2 on the year.


Gregory gym held the American Campus Classic this week, which featured tournament style play between No. 5 Texas, No. 1 Minnesota, Denver, and Texas A&M Corpus-Christi.

On Thursday, the 'Horns took their first match three sets to none against a solid Denver team. Texas would fall, however, to top-ranked Minnesota 1-3 in Friday night's closely contested finale.

If it's any consolation, the burnt orange's insane point over the Gophers was named AVCA's Rally of the Week.

Texas is now 6-2 on the season, with the other loss coming to now third ranked Florida in the season opener in Gainesville.

The now sixth ranked 'Horns will be in action in College Station on Wednesday night, as Texas faces off with Texas A&M at 7 pm CST. You can catch the game on the SEC Network.


Texas men's golfers Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim helped lead team USA to a Walker Cup title last weekend. The prestigious event takes place every other year and features USA's top amateurs facing off against Britain's.

Ghim dominated, going 4-0 on the weekend. Scheffler fell in his Saturday double, but won his single match on Sunday.

The senior duo is expected to lead the No. 6 'Horns this season.

The first tournament of the year begins on Friday, as Texas travels to Illinois' Olympia Hills Country Club for the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. The weekend event will feature top teams from around the country, including host No. 5 Illinois, No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Baylor in addition to the 'Horns.

No. 11 women's golf finished in 10th place at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The tournament was held last Monday and Tuesday and featured 18 teams.

Though the 'Horns had a less than ideal finish, the team still had two individual top 20 finishes as Greta Voelker finished 18th and Kaityln Papp came in 20th.

Other Sports

Cross Country's Texas Invitational will be held Thursday in Round Rock at Old Settler's Park.

Texas men's tennis will begin its season at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland on Friday. The singles and doubles tournament will feature several worthy in-state foes such as TCU, SMU, and Texas Tech.