Nov 18, 2022 - Sports

University of Texas volleyball team preps for postseason run

The University of Texas volleyball team huddles in triumph during a match at Gregory Gym.

The University of Texas volleyball team huddles in triumph during a match at Gregory Gym. Photo: Courtesy of Texas Athletics

The national No. 1 Longhorns volleyball team is readying for a championship run.

Driving the news: The volleyball squad plays its final home game of the regular season against Baylor at 7pm Saturday at Gregory Gym.

Why it matters: UT's volleyball team is a perennial title contender, and Gregory — Texas' classy old gymnasium — is a fun, raucous, intimate place to watch a match.

Catch up quick: UT is led by high-flyers Madisen Skinner and Logan Eggleston and defensive whiz Zoe Fleck.

What's at stake: Texas can secure the Big 12 conference crown outright if it beats the No. 15 Bears.

What they're saying: "At this program, it's what we expect to do," Texas coach Jerritt Elliott said Wednesday, per the Austin American-Statesman. "It's easy to take for granted, but to be able to win … and to go through this and the emotional ups and downs that you have between 18- and 22-year-olds is difficult."

What's next: The 20-1 squad will very likely host NCAA tournament matches next month.

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