TCU Lights Up USF with Scorching Offense
Oct. 29, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Horned Frog volleyball team claimed its first victory ever over the USF Bulls tonight in the University Rec Center, trouncing them in three games (30-14, 30-18, 30-24). Outstanding offensive performances from all Frogs led to one of the most dominating victories the team has had all year and helped boost the Frogs to a 16-8 overall record and 6-3 mark in Conference USA while USF fell to 6-14 and 3-5 in C-USA.
The Frogs hit a blistering .630 in the first two games and although in the third game they hit a .288, the final .462 still stands as the third highest attack percentage in TCU history, and the highest against a conference foe. It ties for fourth-highest average in C-USA history.
Sophomore Emily Allen had one of the greatest nights of her career, hitting 14 kills in 20 attempts with a single error for a .650 attack percentage, fifth highest in TCU history. Senior Ellen Rehme added 15 kills with two errors in 26 attempts for a .500 and sophomore Anna Vaughn tallied 14 kills with three errors in 24 attempts to accumulate a .458.
From the start, it was obvious TCU came to play, as junior setter Erin Ludeke dove for a pancake dig under the net to pass perfectly to Rehme, who drove it home off the one pass. As the third point of the match, it set a tone, which freshman libero Talaya Whitfield immediately followed with two consecutive service aces.
Defensively, junior Erin Estep rejected four USF attacks and Whitfield tallied 10 digs for her 19th double-digit dig match out of the 23 she has played.
The Frogs play UAB, who remains winless (1-19, 0-8 C-USA) in C-USA following a three-game blowout (30-12, 30-18, 30-19) in Houston tonight.