Volleyball Goes 3-1 in Tiger Invitational; Atamanczuk and Hayes Named All-Tournament






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    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the first time since 1997 and only the second time in school history the Horned Frog volleyball team has an even record (4-4) after eight games.

    In day two of the Tiger Invitational the Frogs were able to string together consecutive wins and push their record to .500 with victories over Marquette and Morgan State. The Frogs 3-0 win over Morgan State proved to be the match TCU would even its record and setter Lindsay Hayes would become the all-time leader in assist for TCU volleyball.

    Marquette (1-5) played the Frogs tough throughout the match, forcing TCU to win game one in extended play, 16-14, and taking game three 15-8. TCU had its plan of attack working as they hit for a season high .309 in the match and had four players hit over .400.

    "I was just so happy to see Amy, Marci and Lindsay play as well as they did," said coach Sandy Troudt. "Even though Marci didn't make the all-tournament team, I thought she was our main stay in the tournament."

    Amy Atamanczuk and Lindsay Hayes were both named to the all-tournament team, select by the five coaches of the tournament. Statistics for the tournament are temporarily unavailable.

    Despite a 3-0 loss to Missouri on Friday night the Frogs played only one game over the minimum this weekend in Columbia. In the three matched the Frogs went 9-1, with their only loss coming to Marquette. TCU won it first back-to-back games of the season and its first since beating Rice and Tulsa to end the 1999 season.

    "Our team improve so much over the weekend," said Troudt. "Even though we got beat 3-0 to Missouri, we were able to play point-for-point in the third game and carry that over into Saturday's matches."

    TCU heads home Tuesday night to take on cross-town rival Texas-Arlington. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.


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