TCU Re-energizes for the Victory Over Toledo
Sept. 20, 2003
Pittsburgh, Pa. - TCU recovered from the disappointing tournament opener to take Toledo in four games. It looked be a rerun of yesterday's lackluster performance, but the Frogs turned it around after the first game to declare their victory. TCU struggled through the first game, never really showing the talent it is capable of. Six Toledo service aces succeeded in quashing the Horned Frogs' optimism in the game. Emily Allen provided the only significant offensive firepower for TCU, killing four balls in seven attempts with only one error. Meanwhile, four of six Rocket attackers hit above .400. As a team, they outshot the Frogs .370 to .103. The Frogs cleaned up their act in the second game, scraping together a neck-and-neck win at the end. Several TCU points came from Toledo errors, but the team took it from there and improved their own offense to take the Rockets 30-28. Inspired by the second game win, TCU burst forward to lead the Rockets by as much as 12 points throughout the game. Toldeo's spirits look deflated, hitting several errant balls to boost TCU's score. The Frogs helped themselves out by hitting .520 as a team, all offensive Frogs hitting above .400. The score went down 30-16 The final game closed the deal on Toledo as the Frogs insisted on making smart play after smart play, leaving the score 30-27. Anna Vaughn stepped in for the match, making big plays at key moments and hitting .500. Rehme had a day with a double-double (14 kills, 11 digs) and a .414 hitting average. Dominika Szabo had 13 kills with 3 errors in 31 attacks for a .323 average. Overall, Allen came out with a .318 average, 9 kills, 2 errors, and 22 attacks. The Frogs now have a 10-2 record, with a 1-1 Pittsburgh Classic record. They play host Pittsburgh tonight at 6:30 p.m. CDT.