December 16, 2012 in Sports

Longhorns crowned


Tournament MVP Bailey Webster had 14 kills, Haley Eckerman added 12 and third-seeded Texas swept Oregon on Saturday night for its first NCAA volleyball championship since 1988. The Longhorns won 25-11, 26-24, 25-19. Texas (29-4) has been a recent regular at volleyball’s Final Four, making its fourth appearance in five years and playing in its first title game since 2009, when the Longhorns lost to Penn State. This time they took care of business for their second title in four tries, recording their third sweep in the past four matches. Liz Brenner and Katherine Fischer each had 13 kills for fifth-seeded Oregon (30-5). A crowd of 16,448 fans attended the game in Louisville, Ky., the second-largest for an NCAA tournament final. – AP

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