Freshman Carissa Mills posted a career high six blocks against Houston on Friday night.
Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match to Cougars

Oct. 18, 2002

Box Score

HOUSTON, Texas - The TCU Volleyball (9-12, 1-4 C-USA) team fell in a tough three-game match to the Houston Cougars (12-6, 3-1 C-USA) at Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday evening. The team will look to rebound at home next weekend as they host UAB and South Florida.

Game one started out fairly even. The teams traded points until Houston went on a run breaking the 8-8 tie. The Frogs were able to get within four several times late, but couldn't pull off the comeback as Houston won, 30-20. TCU had several blocks from freshmen Carissa Mills and Hayley Harmon during game one, while sophomore Dominika Szabo led the team with five kills.

TCU led throughout much of game two, stretching it to as many as seven at one point. However, behind a service ace from Jane Anne Karasek, Houston tied the game at 24 all. The teams exchanged points and swapped leads until Houston took control at 26-25 and refused to let go. Houston captured the 30-26 victory, taking a two-game lead into intermission.

Game three was close, as neither team could take a substantial lead until Houston went on a run at 28-23. However, the Frogs made a run of their own, eventually tying the game at 29-29 on a kill from Harmon. It wasn't enough, though, as Houston rallied back to take the 31-29 win.

"It was a disappointing match for us in the aspect that we did some things, but weren't coachable," said head coach Prentice Lewis. "We didn't make the adjustments that we needed to, and (Jane Anne) Karasek killed us with 71 attacks and 22 kills. Tori set an outstanding match for us, though."

Szabo led the Frogs with 17 kills and 42 attacks for the night. Junior Tori Barlow posted 43 assists, while senior Jenn Cuca had 15 digs. Mills had six blocks for the evening, freshman Erin Estep had the only ace for the Frogs.

TCU's next home stint will come Oct. 25 and 26 when UAB and South Florida come to Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Both matches are C-USA meetings, and scheduled for 7:00 p.m. starts.

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