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Volleyball Falls to No. 10 Texas

Junior Stella Odion had eight kills for the Bears against Texas Saturday.

Junior Stella Odion had eight kills for the Bears against Texas Saturday.

Oct. 30, 2004

Box Score

AUSTIN, Texas - Baylor couldn't match Texas' firepower as the 10th-ranked Longhorns downed the Bears, 3-0 (30-23, 30-19, 30-12), in Big 12 volleyball action Saturday night at Gregory Gym.

Junior outside hitter Stella Odion (Houston, Texas) and sophomore middle blocker Desiree Guilliard-Young (Berkeley, Calif.) had eight kills each to lead the Bears (10-13, 3-10 Big 12), while sophomore right-side hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) had a team-high 10 digs. The Bears hit only .160 for the match and outblocked Texas, 7.0-6.0.

Mira Topic had 20 kills and Bethany Howden added 15 for Texas (19-2, 11-2), while Alyson Jennings recorded 13 digs. The Longhorns hit .373 for the match and outdug the Bears, 43-27.

Texas used a five-point run early to take a 9-2 lead, but Baylor bounced back and a five-point run of its own cut the lead to 16-15. Three straight points by the Longhorns gave them some breathing room at 22-18 as they closed out the game, 30-23. Texas hit .244 for the game, while Baylor hit .147.

The Bears took an 11-7 lead in game two, but the Longhorns stole the momentum with eight straight to take a 15-11 lead. Another five-point run late helped Texas take a 26-16 advantage before winning the game, 30-19. Baylor was more efficiently offensively, hitting .243, but Texas had 20 kills and hit .421.

Texas jumped out to a 9-3 lead in game three and never let up as a pair of six-point runs gave the Longhorns a 27-8 lead and they closed out the match, 30-12.

The Bears will have a quick turnaround as they face Texas San-Antonio in a non-conference match Sunday at the UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio.

 

 

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