University of Texas Longhorns volleyball
The University of Texas Longhorns volleyball game against the Louisville Cardinals at Gregory Gym in Austin, Texas on December 13, 2019. (Photo: UT Athletics)
Head Coach Jerritt Elliott: Well, congratulations to Louisville. I thought they were very prepared coming in. Most importantly, they had a group of kids that fought extremely hard, and I felt like that was the difference in this match is that they were really connected and they were playing, and they had a purpose.

You know, we did our best to come back in Game 5, but that's always a crapshoot in terms of ball bounces a couple ways. Statistically, they hit 219, and we had many opportunities to score in transition and couldn't do that. For me, it was one of the biggest keys is the competitiveness of this match, and they stepped up and played really well and served and passed well and Jones had a monster night. We knew that she was good and we couldn't contain her.
The No. 2 Texas Volleyball went down 2-0 in the NCAA Volleyball Regional Semifinal on Friday night, and the despite evening the match at 2-2, the Louisville Cardinals proved too much, and took the match, 3-2; 25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 18-25, 15-12. Senior Micaya White Led the Longhorns with 20 kills, adding six digs. On the other pin, sophomore Logan Eggleston put down 17 kills, hitting .333 with 12 digs for her ninth double-double of the season. She also added five blocks and four aces. In the middle, sophomore Brionne Butler put down 12 kills, hitting .409, while adding six blocks.

Freshman middle blocker Asjia O'Neal had a 7-0-9 hitting line for .778, while adding five blocks, two digs and an ace. Sophomore setter Jhenna Gabriel dished out 53 assists, adding seven digs, a block and a kill. Defensively, sophomore libero Sydney Petersen added 19 digs and a career-high three aces. The Longhorns finish 2019 with a 23-4 record. (Source: UT Athletics)