Volleyfrogs Finish Strong
FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 21) - The TCU volleyball team ended its 2000 season with an impressive 3-1 win over Fresno State at the Rickel Center Nov. 21. The win ended TCU's four-match losing streak and gave the Frogs their first victory ever against the Bulldogs.
TCU's 15 overall wins and six conference wins is new record for the TCU volleyball program. The Frogs finish with a 15-18 (6-10 WAC) record while Fresno finished its season with a 13-17 (6-10 WAC) record.
Game one began with Fresno jumping out to a 7-2 lead and eventually putting the Frogs away 15-9. TCU bounced back taking a 10-2 lead in game two to even the match at one game apiece with a 15-6 win. The two teams played point-for-point in game three as the teams combined for six ties and six lead changes with neither team ever taking more than a two-point lead. The Frog's were able to win the battle 15-13. An early 6-0 lead in game three helped hold off the Bulldogs, 15-13, as the Frogs won their first ever match against the Bulldogs and their last match of the 2000 season.
"I am so proud of how hard the girls worked to get this victory," said head coach Sandy Troudt. "This win added to our record setting win total and gave us our first six win season in the WAC."
Senior Amy Atamanczuk played one of her best matches of the season in her final match as a Horned Frog. Atamanczuk recorded her 18th double-double of the season with 22 kills and 14 digs. She also recorded two service aces to bring her season total to 41, one shy of the school record. Bethany Toce played in her final match as well. Toce ended the night with 10 kills, her second consecutive night with double digit kills.
"It was good to see Amy and Bethany play so well in their last match," said Troudt. "These girls have given so much to this program over the past four years, it was nice to see them go out with a win."
TCU had one of it better nights on offense as they registered a .302 attack percentage. Jennifer Sebastian added 10 kills while Jenn Cuca and Marci King each recorded nine kills. Lindsay Hayes had a good night as well as she notched 56 assists and 15 digs for her 11th double-double of the season.
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