VolleyFrogs Lose to SMU, 3-1
Oct. 2, 2001
DALLAS, Texas - The TCU volleyball team dropped its fourth straight contest of the season with its 3-1 setback at cross-town rival, SMU. The Frogs (3-10, 1-3 C-USA), who continue to struggle on the road, look to snap their losing streak at home this weekend.
Game one started out with a constant trading of points. SMU took a five-point lead behind the serving of Sara Warner (22-17). The Frogs pulled within two several times, but fell short in the game, 30-25.
The Frogs roared out to a 6-1 lead in game two and held on to the lead until the Mustangs tied things up at 13. SMU then ripped off five straight points during Tara Hatfield's serving series to take a lead they refused to relinquish. SMU took game two, 30-24, and a 2-0 lead going into intermission.
SMU took the early lead in the third game, leading by as many as seven several times, including 27-20 late. The Frogs, however, came on strong at the end scoring seven straight behind the serving of senior Lindsay Hayes. The teams were tied at 28 after a serving error by SMU, and TCU scored the game winner on a block assist from seniors Marci King and Jennifer Sebastian.
The Frogs once again broke out with an early lead in game four. This time leading until the Mustangs tied things up at 17 all. The Frogs were down by as many as five late in the game and rallied, only to fall 30-27.
"I was really pleased with how we played from the 24th point of the third game until almost the end of the match," said head coach Sandy Troudt. "We played hard and emotionally. We really went after it. In the first half of the match we just seemed really quiet and tight. The last half was so different."
"Domi (Szabo) had a really great night. She fought hard and led us in kills. Marci (King) struggled early, but she was able to come back and help us out," according to Troudt. "Allison (Lynch) had a good night from the back row. Lindsay (Hayes) had some of the best serving I've seen from her in awhile."
The Frogs return home for conference matches against Memphis (Friday, October 5) and Saint Louis (Saturday, October 6). Both matches have 7:00 p.m. start times and will be played in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.