HOUSTON, Texas -- The University of Houston women's volleyball team won its seventh-straight match with a three-games-to-one win over the Texas Lady Longhorns in front of over 1,100 fans Saturday afternoon in Hofheinz Pavilion.
|Houston's Jennifer Wittenburg returns a serve during the Cougars' victory over Texas. (Photo by Jeff Shaw)|
Houston had to come from behind to win games one and four and hold off a Longhorn rally to claim game three. The teams played for over two hours and the match looked like it might go a full five games when Texas took an 11-10 in game four. The Cougars however rallied behind the blocking tandem of senior hitter Stephanie Heiskell and senior setter Morgan Wallen to reclaim the lead. Sophomore Jane Anne Karasek came off the bench and sparked the UH offense converting on 4-of-6 kill attempts and a pair of service aces.
Texas, 3-8 overall, was paced by junior hitter Katia Lara's 17 kills and 18 digs. Jenny Tanneberger spiked 15 kills and led all players with 22 digs.
Houston will next face Conference USA rival Saint Louis on the road on Monday, October 2. First serve is slated for 7:00 p.m.
College Volleyball Linescore Texas 15 15 11 12 Houston 17 10 15 15 Kill Leaders Texas: Katia Lara 17, Jenny Tanneberger 15 Houston: Jennifer Wittenburg 29, Gabi Carbone 17 Records Texas 3-8 Houston 11-3