Volleyball heads to Lubbock hoping to extend win streak

Shabab Siddiqui

The seventh-ranked Longhorns hit the road for the second time this week to take on Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday.

Texas will look to extend its winning streak to 11 matches against the Red Raiders, who sit at dead last in the Big 12 standings. The Longhorns haven’t lost to their in-state conference foes since 2000.

Senior outside hitter Juliann Faucette, junior setter Michelle Kocher and freshman libero Sarah Palmer are all coming off career highs in the team’s Wednesday night victory against Baylor in Waco. Faucette notched 30 kills — less than a week after tying her previous career high of 28 — while Kocher tallied 59 assists and Palmer recorded 26 digs.

Junior outside hitter Amber Roberson, who is second on the team in kills per set behind Faucette with 3.04, is a game time decision. Senior outside hitter Lauren Dickson will likely get the starting nod if Roberson sits.

In the only other matchup between the two teams this year, the Longhorns swept the Red Raiders 25-13, 25-14, 25-14 in a mid-October game at Gregory Gym.