Texas sweeps Missouri

Chris Hummer

Texas just does not seem to be a big fan of long matches. It has won its last five matches in only 16 sets, only one game over the required minimum of 15.

The No. 10 Longhorns (14-4, 7-1 Big 12) continued that roll on Saturday, defeating Missouri (17-8, 3-5 Big 12) in straight sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-14).

The Texas offense was paced in an outstanding offensive performance from freshman Khat Bell, who had 11 kills on only 12 swings, good for a career high .917 hitting percentage.

Bell has recently made the move to middle blocker from outside hitter in order to accommodate the return of
Sha’Dare McNeal.

The game against the Tigers was a big step forward for her in adjusting to her new position, as she performed beautifully in the middle for the Longhorns.

“It’s nice to see some of the balance we are getting and the way that Khat Bell is able to continue to get better and better,” said head coach Jerritt Elliott. “I thought she was able to extend what she did later in the games against Baylor tonight. It’s great for us. It was a good match offensively for us.”

Printed on Monday, October 24, 2011 as: Bell dominates with 11 kills, .917 average