Frogs Win First Match of the Day
Sept. 14, 2004
SHREVEPORT, La. - Although it took a few points for the Horned Frog volleyball team to warm up, TCU left Northwestern State in a dazed state after blowing past them in three games, 30-20, 30-11, 30-23. The Frogs outhit the Lady Demons .333 to -.010.
The whole team put in stats in this match, as the Frogs had an alarmingly good second game to effectively knock the fight out of the Lady Demons. Senior Ellen Rehme led the team with 17 kills, followed by sophomore Anna Vaughn with 15. Both had an attack average over .400. Freshman Talaya Whitfield scooped up 10 digs and freshman Loren Barry dished out 35 assists.
It was a tepid first game for the Horned Frogs, but they heated up after the tied at 17-17. Freshman setter Loren Barry jump-served the Frogs into a more comfortable four-point lead, senior opposite Ellen Rehme swung her way into 7 kills and sophomore Emily Allen's slide attack convinced two back court Lady Demons to collide. The Frogs eased into the final ten points, winning 30-20.
Allen continued the Horned Frogs' cruise, all the way to a 8-0 lead. This clear-sailing changed only on a service error. Otherwise, Rehme continued where Allen left off, bringing the Purple and White to a 15-1 lead. This is not an indication of the Lady Demons lack of competition; the NSU battled back, but just was not up to the challenge. Many of Northwestern State's problems seemed to originate from their inability to launch a real attack on the Frogs, passing dozens of freeballs. The first real earned point the Lady Demons obtained was at 21-5, when freshman Whitney King slammed one between the TCU defenders. This rally became short-lived, however, and the freshman LeMeita Smith, sophomore Agi Nemeth, and junior Hayley Harmon combined for a triple block to end the Lady Demons suffering at 30-11.
The next match, against Centenary, begins at 5 p.m.