Mcneal helps her team stay steady

UT vol­ley­ball

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS -

team has so much trust in her. I agree with coach in that she is one of the most im­por­tant pieces to our team, be­cause she helps ev­ery­one out.”

This is the fourth time that Texas will play in a na­tional ti­tle game. Texas won in 1988 and lost in 1995 and 2009.

Ore­gon, which top­pled top-seeded and top-ranked Penn State in the other semi­fi­nal, is coached by Jim Moore, who coached the Longhorns from 1997 to 2000. Moore’s Ducks will use the same quick style that Michi­gan uti­lized to keep the Longhorns off bal­ance Thurs­day night.

Ducks cen­ter Lau­ren Plum is an All-Amer­i­can. She’ll feed the ball mostly to out­side hit­ter Alaina Bergsma, who on Fri­day was named the na­tional player of the year by

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