UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

UTD volleyball beats down Whitworth to advance in tourney

The volleyball team got off to a fast start in its NCAA tournament appearance by taking down Whitworth 3-0 (25-20,25-13,25-19) in front of a raucous home crowd to improve to 31-2 on the year. Coming into the game, the first-ever NCAA volleyball tournament game hosted on campus, the odds favored the...

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Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

Volleyball coaches lead team to 300 wins

The UTD volleyball team won its 300th game in school history under the guidance of the same duo that coached the program to its first victory 12 years ago. Head coach Marci Sanders and assistant coach Zach Villarreal have been with the program since its inception in 2004. During their...

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Fall sports breakdown

Fall sports breakdown

The subtle changing of leaves means it’s time for UTD fall sports to start up again. Volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer all have high hopes this season, but whether those hopes will yield results requires a complete breakdown of each sport. Roster The volleyball team, like last year, again...

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Setting off abroad

Setting off abroad

Despite being on two different continents and separated by more than 5,260 miles, middle blocker Michelle Toro and outside hitter Holyn Handley have shared similar off-seasons — gaining valuable international volleyball experience while representing Team USA. Toro and Handley traveled to Brazil and Italy, respectively, to play a series of...

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UTD’s historic V-Ball season comes to close

UTD’s historic V-Ball season comes to close

The volleyball teams’ national championship hopes came to an end on Nov. 15 after the team fell 3-0 (16-25, 18-25, 27-29) to No. 9 Cal Lutheran in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After winning the ASC championship for just the third time in program history and the first...

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Volleyball advances to NCAA round 2

The volleyball team took down the Whitworth Pirates in four sets (19-25, 25-22,25-15,25-17) on Nov. 13 to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament for just the second time in program history. Early in the game, strong defense from the Pirates stifled the Comets attack, helping to make...

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Volleyball crowned conference champs

Volleyball crowned conference champs

For just the third time in volleyball history, the volleyball team has been crowned as the champion of the ASC. The team took home the trophy after being UMHB 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-18) on Nov. 7 in front of a raucous home crowd. The Comets, who hosted the tournament after...

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Fall Playoff Preview: Volleyball

Fall Playoff Preview: Volleyball

Volleyball team clinches ASC East title, set to host conference tournament With a 3-0 victory against East Texas Baptist University on Oct. 20, the volleyball team secured the ASC East division title — the eighth in program history. The Comets (27-2, 11-0) will now get to host the ASC tournament,...

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Road Warriors

Road Warriors

V-ball team experiences ups, downs on lengthy road trip Fully equipped and focused, the women’s volleyball team entered enemy territory. The team on the other side of the net, backed by a hostile home crowd of 669 deafening fans, was the only thing that stood in the Comets’ way of...

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Record Setter

Record Setter

V-ball player breaks UTD all-time career assist record, gets passion for game from mother An afternoon match-up on Sept. 4 featured the women’s volleyball team and the Southwestern Pirates as they opened their weekend tournament play. In the first few minutes of the game, history was made. At the end...

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