When freshman setter Hannah Allison went down, the Longhorns spent very little time in a panic. After all, junior setter Michelle Kocher — the team’s “backup” — may be one of the best setters in the conference, regardless of whether she is starting or not.
As Texas travels to Colorado on Saturday, the team will look to build off a huge win at home over No. 2 Nebraska on Wednesday. The Longhorns have won seven straight matches and 10 of the last 11, including seven sweeps — dropping only six sets during their hot streak.
With ESPNU in the house and a raucous crowd on hand, there was a buzz in the air at Gregory Gym on Wednesday reminiscent of playoff volleyball as Texas defeated Nebraska 3-1 to move a game-and-a-half behind the No. 2 Cornhuskers atop the Big 12 standings and extend their seven-match win streak.