BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball final

Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals Thursday night.

The unseeded Cougars (30-4) hadn't been to the semifinals since 1993, and they advanced to the final for the first time. They will take a 12-match winning streak into the final against the Stanford-Penn State winner.

Hamson, a 6-foot-7 senior right side hitter, also had 10 digs and seven block assists. Gray, a 6-foot-2 junior outside hitter, had a .409 hitting percentage. BYU hit .209 as a team and had 17 team blocks.

Chiaka Ogbogu led the Longhorns (27-3) with 14 kills. Haley Eckerman, Texas' first-team All-America middle blocker, had just nine kills and a .033 hitting percentage.

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