Rehme Earns Second All-Tournament Honor of the Year
Sept. 18, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - Senior Ellen Rehme received her second all-tournament spot this year at the conclusion of the TCU adidas Invitational. The right-side hitter had 4.15 attacks per game this weekend, but her solid performance was not enough to stop No. 19 Santa Clara from sweeping the Horned Frogs, 30-23, 30-23, 30-24.
The Frogs received their second loss of the weekend, this time at the hands of the Broncos. The numbers hold a telling story, as the Frogs tallied a .143 attack percentage while the Broncos hit a .365, including an amazing .818 performance from tournament MVP Annalisa Muratore, who slammed home 19 kills with only one error in 22 attempts. Her average ranks first in all opponents TCU has ever faced. The Broncos also out-blocked the Frogs 12 to four.
TCU never held the advantage during the match, although the Frogs did launch some rousing comebacks. "It was a good match against a ranked opponent, but it is always disappointing to lose," TCU Head Coach Prentice Lewis commented. "We played very tough and we had a couple players really step up and stand out this tournament, including Ellen, Emily (Allen), and Domi (Szabo). They all had great weekends."
Santa Clara ended the weekend as briefly as possible, sweeping each of the three teams it faced. They placed three players on the all-tourney roster: libero Caroline Walters and outside hitters Kim McGivan and the MVP, Ananalisa Muratore. Other members of the TCU adidas All-Tournament team include Appalachian State's outside hitter Chrissy Finch and University of Arkansas-Little Rock's Sarah Breedlove and Ivanka Davidova.
TCU is now 7-4 overall after its 1-2 weekend. The team now prepares for next weekend, when it again plays host, this time to Grambling State, Prairie View A&M, and San Francisco, during the TCU Molten Invitational. TCU's first match begins at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 24 against San Francisco. The tournament, as all Horned Frog home matches are, can be followed via Gametracker on the www.gofrogs.com website.