TCU Upsets No. 10 LSU

April 30, 2016

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas – For the first time in program history, the TCU beach volleyball team scored a victory over a ranked opponent, as the Horned Frogs upset No. 10 LSU, 3-2, in the final of three matches played on the first day of Battle of the Bayou at the Mango’s Beach Volleyball Courts in Baton Rouge, La.

Despite multiple weather delays throughout the day, the Horned Frogs (18-7) faced their sixth ranked opponent of the season in the Tigers (20-9) and scored three victories along with the exhibition match win to cap off a 2-1 start to the tournament.

TCU opened action in Baton Rouge by facing Houston Baptist for the third time this season with the Frogs scoring its third 5-0 sweep of the Huskies. In the team’s second match, the Frogs could not hold off a tough Tulane (19-15) who took four wins in straight sets to take the match victory, 4-1.

Only one pair went 3-0 on the day with Ariah Palter and Molly Scheel moving up to 20-4 on the season and extending their winning streak to six consecutive matches. Olivia Canales and Shane Peters moved up to the top position for the second straight weekend with the duo scoring two wins on Saturday including one in the win over LSU. Sarah Grantham and Sierra Kile were also undefeated on day one of action, as the two picked up two straight set wins in the exhibition matches played against Houston Baptist and LSU.

Quotes from the Matches
Head Coach Erik Peterson
Opening Statement
“I think the big thing for us today was the test of our adversity and how we could adapt and overcome. We had significant weather delays for us so a lot of the day was spent in limbo. I think we really persevered very well and we did a really good job of taking care of ourselves in the down time. Sometimes down time can get away from you and we did a really good job of preparing for the three matches that we played today.”

On the win over LSU
“To go out and beat No. 10 LSU on the road at their place is a completely unbelievable feeling. Overall, the energy level on all courts top to bottom from all the teams was unbelievable. The support that they had from each other while they were out there playing was unbelievable. It is huge to see where we have come from the beginning of season to this last weekend. For us, the positives from this match was that we were able to go out and compete at such a high level and really work on getting them out of system, be able to transition and score points and side out at a pretty high level.”

Match Results
Houston Baptist vs TCU
Apr 30, 2016 at Baton Rouge, La.
(Mango's Beach Volleyball Club)
TCU 5, Houston Baptist 0

Doubles competition
1. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) def. Jessica Wooten/Aeriel Horton (HB) 21-16, 15-21, 15-10
2. Michelle McNamee/Bridget Odmark (TCU) def. Bailey Banks/Melissa Fuchs (HB) 21-19, 21-10
3. Jaelyn Greene/Jillian Bergeson (TCU) def. Haley Durham/Kayla Armer (HB) 21-9, 21-11
4. Blaire Pickens/Jordan Terral (TCU) def. Hailey Erickson/Madison O'Brien (HB) 21-15, 21-17
5. Molly Scheel/Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Ashlee Vann/Guinevere Meyer (HB) 21-16, 21-10
Ext. Sierra Kile/Sarah Grantham (TCU) def. Laura Fox/Rachel Angeles (HB) 21-11, 21-9

Match Notes:
Houston Baptist 6-10
TCU 17-6
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,3,2,1)

Match Results
Tulane vs TCU
May 01, 2016 at Baton Rouge, La.
(Mango's Beach Volleyball Club)
Tulane 4, TCU 1

Doubles competition
1. Jackie Wegner/Tea Juric (TULANE) def. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) 21-12, 21-12
2. Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen (TULANE) def. Michelle McNamee/Bridget Odmark (TCU) 21-11, 21-16
3. Briana Correa/Miah Diirell (TULANE) def. Jaelyn Greene/Jillian Bergeson (TCU) 21-18, 21-17
4. Hannah Holmes/Christina McAfee (TULANE) def. Jordan Terral/Blaire Pickens (TCU) 24-22, 21-17
5. Molly Scheel/Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Anna Chin/Sarah Strasner (TULANE) 21-17, 21-19

Match Notes:
Tulane 19-15
TCU 17-7
Order of finish: Doubles (5,4,1,2,3)

Match Results
May 01, 2016 at Baton Rouge, La.
(Mango's Beach Volleyball Club)
TCU 3, #10 LSU 2

Doubles competition
1. Shane Peters/Olivia Canales (TCU) def. Katie Lindelow/Ashley Allmer (LSU) 21-16, 21-18
2. Helen Boyle/Lilly Kessler (LSU) def. Michelle McNamee/Bridget Odmark (TCU) 21-18, 21-15
3. Jaelyn Greene/Jillian Bergeson (TCU) def. Callan Molle/Addison Hoven (LSU) 21-13, 21-12
4. Riley Young/Mandi Orellana (LSU) def. Blaire Pickens/Jordan Terral (TCU) 21-17, 21-16
5. Molly Scheel/Ariah Palter (TCU) def. Cheyenne Wood/Megan Davenport (LSU) 21-19, 17-21, 15-9
Ext. Sierra Kile/Sarah Grantham (TCU) def. Carly Morris/Jeni Clark (LSU) 23-21, 21-13

Match Notes:
TCU 18-7
LSU 20-9; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,2,1)

Up Next
TCU will finish up the 2016 season with the final day at Battle on the Bayou on Sunday. The Frogs will face New Orleans at 10 a.m., before taking on New Mexico at Noon.



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