--by Jared Anderson
--photo by Jared Anderson
Louisville volleyball is headed to its fifth Sweet Sixteen in program history. The Cards will square up against 2-seed Texas on Friday at 4:00 p.m., ET.
Lone senior Melanie McHenry went down with an ACL injury in the back half of the season and the Cards struggled to close out the year. Postseason has been a different story. They took down Samford 3-0 in the first round and upset regional host Western Kentucky 3-2 in the second round. Louisville sits at 25th in the rpi.
2-seed Texas is 23-3 on the year. All three losses came on the road in five sets to NCAA Tournament teams including 1-seed Baylor and 4-seed Stanford. The tied with Baylor for a share of the Big 12 title with a 15-1 conference record.
This is Louisville's 28th NCAA Tournament appearance. This is their third straight appearance and 20th in the last 22 years.