Horned Frogs Drop Match to No. 1 USC

April 16, 2016

USC Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU beach volleyball team wrapped up its final home match of the 2016 season by dropping a 5-0 decision to top ranked USC on Saturday afternoon at the TCU Beach Volleyball Courts in the final match of the Cowtown Classic.

The Horned Frogs (16-6) and the Trojans (23-2) went to battle in the last match on Saturday, with USC taking five of the six matches in straight sets. TCU ended its final home weekend of the season with a 2-1 record.

In the only match that went three sets, the duo of Clare Ford and Bridget Odmark paired up for the first time this season and went point-for-point with Emily Young and Becca Dunn in the exhibition match. The USC pair took the opening set 21-12, but Odmark and Ford fought back to take the next set, 21-15. The Trojan teams got out to an early lead and never looked back as they took the final set, 15-7.

Quotes from the Match
Head Coach Erik Peterson
"We got what we expected - a very well trained, a very well coached and just a very experienced team and program. We went out and they made us earn every single point. What we talked about was that when that ball is in play, we had to put 100 percent effort and we just had to let the chips fall where they did and just go for it. We can't control what they are going to do with their serve and we can't control what they are going to do with their attacking, but we can control our output to contact those balls and our attacks. They were going to get some kills and we got some kills too. They just got a few more kills than us today."

Match Results
Apr 16, 2016 at Fort Worth, Texas
(TCU Beach Volleyball Courts)
#1 USC 5, TCU 0

Doubles competition
1. Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) 21-12, 21-10
2. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Michelle McNamee/Sarita Mikals (TCU) 21-9, 21-9
3. Allie Wheeler/Nicolette Martin (USC) def. Blaire Pickens/Jordan Terral (TCU) 21-15, 21-13
4. Abril Bustamante/Jenna Belton (USC) def. Jaelyn Greene/Molly Scheel (TCU) 21-17, 21-12
5. Jo Kremer/ZoÎ Nightingale (USC) def. Ariah Palter/Sierra Kile (TCU) 21-15, 21-13
Ext. Emily Young/Becca Dunn (USC) def. Clare Ford/Bridget Odmark (TCU) 21-12, 15-21, 15-7

Match Notes:
USC 23-2; National ranking #1
TCU 16-6
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,1,2,3)

Up Next
TCU will wrap-up the 2016 season on the road as they travel to Baton Rouge, La., to participate in the Battle on the Bayou at LSU from April 30-Mary 1. The Frogs will face Houston Baptist, Tulane and host LSU on Saturday before facing New Orleans and New Mexico on Sunday.



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