Texas Volleyball wins semi-final at Final Four

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Bailey Webster had 18 kills, Haley Eckerman added 16 and third-seeded Texas overcame a 2-1 deficit for a five-set victory over Michigan on Thursday night in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals.

   The Longhorns won 25-11, 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 15-11. They will play the winner of the second semifinal between top-seeded Penn State and fifth-seeded Oregon on Saturday night.

   Texas (28-4) dominated the first and fourth sets and took a 4-0 lead in the final set before Michigan tied it at 8. After a timeout, the Longhorns won three straight points and held off the Wolverines.

   Sarah Palmer had a career-high 31 digs for the Longhorns, 3-0 lifetime against the Wolverines.

   Junior outside hitter Lexi Erwin had 26 kills and a career-high 87 attempts for unseeded Michigan (27-12), which was appearing in its first Final Four. Senior captain Claire McElheny added 15 kills and had a .419 hitting percentage.

 

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