TCU Suffers Third and Final Loss to Big 12 Schools
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17) - The good news for the TCU volleyball team is they do not have to play anymore Big 12 teams this season. A 3-0 loss to the Baylor Bears October 17 completed the Frogs' three matches versus Big 12 schools and leaves them just one more non-conference game on the schedule (Nov. 7 at Sam Houston State). TCU was swept by the Big 12 this season, losing 3-0 to Texas Tech, Missouri and Baylor who combine for a 44-10 record.
Nothing went right for the Frogs in their 3-0 loss to Baylor. The Bears jumped out to demanding 10-2 leads in all three games while TCU struggled to get things going offensively and defensively. TCU did not have a single player reach double digits in kills or digs.
"There is not just one thing you can point your finger at and say that's what went wrong tonight. It was a combinations of things, a lot of things," said head coach Sandy Troudt. "We have a few players whose arms are sore, we had people trying to hard and we had a bad night in every phase of the game."
TCU hit just .131 (30-17-99) for the match while Baylor hit .333 (56-18-114). Setter Lindsay Hayes was the only player to reach double figures in any statistical category as she recorded 26 assists. Stephanie Watson came off the bench to lead the Frogs with seven kills and a .500 attack percentage. Amy Atamanczuk also recorded seven kills.
"We are not going to let Baylor get us down, " said Troudt. "We didn't play good but we still had some good things happen for us. Stephanie Watson gave us a great game off the bench at the outside hitter position and Allison Lynch fought hard all night in the middle against a tough team."
TCU's record fell to 12-10 (4-2 WAC) while Baylor improved to 12-7 overall. TCU returns to WAC competition Oct. 20-21 as they head to California to take on Fresno State and San Jose State.