TCU Volleyball 2-0 in the WAC
TULSA, Oklahoma -- The TCU volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the WAC and 10-7 overall with a 3-2 win over Tulsa September 30 at the Reynolds center. The win marked TCU's fourth consecutive over WAC opponents and its fifth consecutive over the Golden Hurricane.
"We didn't play particularly well tonight," said head coach Sandy Troudt. "Tulsa played very well and controlled most of the game, fortunately we played well enough to win."
TCU jumped out to its usual lead in game one but falter mid-way through the game and loss 15-11. The Frogs quickly took games two and three 15-9, 15-6 to take a two-games to one lead. Game four looked like it would be the final game of the match as TCU took a 10-4 lead before cooling off and dropping the game 15-11. TCU closed out the match with a 15-11 win in game five.
"Jen (Sebastian) played very well for us tonight said Troudt. "We were trying her in the back row tonight and she responded very well." Sebastian recorded a season-high, nine digs and several key blocks, including the game winner.
"I thought Bethany Toce and Amy Atamanczuk, are seniors, showed good leadership tonight. Amy was struggling just a little, but she kept playing and kept hitting the ball and end up having a good night. Bethany gave us a great spark off the bench, something she has done all season."
Atamanczuk led the Frogs with 21 kills and 20 digs, only the third player in school history to record 20 digs and 20 kills in a match (Marci King, twice; Jill Pape). Toce came off the bench to record 12 kills and five digs. Lindsay Hayes had a great night as well, recording nine kills, 56 assists and 17 digs.
TCU takes a few days off before heading back on the road to take on Nevada (Oct. 5) and Hawaii (Oct. 8).