Volleyball Splits in Home Invitation; Wins an Exciting Five-Game Overtime Match
FORT WORTH, Texas For the second consecutive day the Horned Frog volleyball team split a pair of games to conclude this years TCU Invitational and end the weekend with a 2-2 record, 7-6 overall.
The Frogs fell to Montana State 3-1 in an afternoon matinee. TCU took the first game 15-10 but slumped on offense in the last three games losing 15-10, 15-11 and 15-8. The Frogs made 32 attack errors and 19 service errors in the match. In TCUs two losses in the tournament they made a combined 40 service errors.
Marci King led TCU with 17 kills and a .467 hitting percentage while Allison Lynch recorded 12 kills and Jennifer Sebastian tied a career high 11 kills.
Montana State (10-1) went on to win the TCU Invitational and beating all four teams in the tournament.
In a match that eventually ended after three hours, TCU was able to come out on top of exciting five-game overtime match against Cal-State Fullerton Saturday night.
After splitting the first four game of the match the Frogs and Titans left it all on the court in game five. The Frogs, who were down most of game five, woke up on offense to hit .323 and take game five 23-21.
TCUs 249 attacks in the match broke the all-time record, previously 241 set at Houston September 12, 1998. The Frogs tied and set two individual records in the match as well, 83 attacks by Amy Atamanczuk tied the previous record held by Jill Pape and Marci King broke her own record of 24 digs with 26 digs in the match.
Jennifer Cuca continued her hot play as she posted career highs in kills (18), attacks (51) and digs (16). Freshman, Jaclyn Van Tiem took advantage of some valuable playing time Saturday night recording five kills on eight swings including the match winner.
The Frogs hit the road on Tuesday to play Stephen F. Austin State at 7:00 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas.