Beach: TCU Goes 1-1 Sunday at LSU
April 15, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The TCU beach volleyball team closed out the regular season by going 1-1 Sunday at the Battle on the Bayou, hosted by No. 8 LSU.
The Horned Frogs opened the day with a 3-2 victory over Houston Baptist, before falling to No. 11 Georgia State 3-2 in a nail-biter that went down to the last match of the day to end the regular season.
For the weekend, the Horned Frogs went 2-2 after posting a win over Jacksonville State on Saturday and Houston Baptist on Sunday.
In the Horned Frogs 3-2 victory over Houston Baptist -- their second win over the season over the Huskies -- Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene captured the win for the Frogs by beating Kayla Armer/Tori Hinojosa 21-14, 18-21, 15-7 in No. 2's.
Jordan Westendorff and Brooke Sassin, who went 4-0 for the weekend, recorded the first point for the Frogs with a 21-14, 21-18 over HBU's Danielle Wheeler/Mikayla Vivens. Molly Scheel and Jensyn Bledsoe defeated Bailey Banks/Katya Silveria 21-13, 21-7 for the Frogs' second point, setting the table for Bergeson and Greene.
Against the nationally ranked Panthers, Kristy Wieser and Avery Arellano held off Allie Elson/Maddie Gordon 21-14, 21-17, and Westendorff and Sassin beat Kate Novack/Amie Held 21-18, 23-21 to give the Frogs the early 2-0 lead. The Panthers won the next two matches to tie it up at 2-2 before GSU Tiffany Creamer/Brooke Weiner edged Bergeson/Greene 11-21, 21-19, 15-11.
The team of Westendorff/Sassin led the Frogs with 14 wins (Westendorff finished with a team-best 17 wins individually), while Hill/House and Bergeson/Greene recorded 12 wins each.
For the year, the Horned Frogs played 20 of their 32 matches against teams ranked in the top 20, including 15 ranked in the top 10. In mid-March, to start a stretch of eight straight matches against ranked teams, the Horned Frogs met the top four teams in the nation in consecutive matches.
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