AUSTIN, Texas (Baylor Athletics) No. 1 Baylor volleyball (16-1, 6-1 Big 12) dropped a 3-0 match to No. 4 Texas (13-2, 7-0 Big 12) for its first loss of the season Wednesday night at a sold-out Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, 25-19, 25-10, 25-19.
BU’s loss snapped a program-best 16-0 start to the season and a program-best 31-set win streak. Baylor moves to 0-44 all-time against Texas in Austin.
Junior Yossiana Pressley led all players with 18 kills while junior Hannah Lockin posted 23 assists and four kills.
Defensively, senior Tara Wulf led all players with 11 digs while senior Shelly Stafford and sophomore Marieke van der Mark contributed three blocks each at the net.
BU rolled to a quick 5-1 lead after a Pressley kill, but Texas would come back and tie it up with a block at 8-8. A van der Mark and Stafford block tied up the set at 16-16, but the Longhorns would close the set on a 9-3 run to take the first set, 25-19.
Baylor got off to the slow start in set two and were forced to use a timeout at 7-4 and 12-5. BU hit -.080 and committed eight attack errors to fall behind two sets, 25-10.
The Bears fell behind early again in set three, but a 3-0 run with two kills and a block forced the Texas timeout at 13-10. BU pulled within four with a Stafford kill, but the Longhorns ended the match on a block, 25-19.