SCHEDULE UPDATE: Horned Frog Challenge

Feb. 23, 2018

UPDATE: Today's Matches

12 p.m. - TCU vs. HBU

2 p.m. - TCU vs. TAMUK

4 p.m. - HBU vs. ULM

6 p.m. - FIU vs. ULM

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The No. 13 TCU Horned Frogs will open the 2018 beach season Saturday and Sunday when they host No. 11 Florida International, Houston Baptist, ULM and Texas A&M-Kingsville in the Horned Frog Challenge at the TCU Beach Courts.

The Frogs will have back-to-back matches with Houston Baptist (10:30 a.m.) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (12:30 p.m.) Saturday, and they will close out the challenge with FIU (11 a.m.) and ULM (1 p.m.)

TCU Notables

TCU will begin its second season under head coach Hector Gutierrez with 15 players on the roster that includes four seniors, five juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen.

The 2018 Frogs return four players who recorded 10 wins for more in 2017 led by Jaelyn Greene (21), followed by Jillian Bergeson (16, 35 career), Claire Doyle (12) and Haven Hill (10). Also returning are Molly Scheel (28 career wins), Olivia Canales (15 career wins) despite missing almost all of last season, and Jordan Terral (10 career victories).

TCU added three graduate transfers in Brooke Sassin, Cassie House and Kristy Wieser, and two freshmen in Hannah Rogers and Jordan Westendorff.

The Horned Frogs, who won 10 of their last 11 matches last season, tied a school record with 18 victories. They finished the season ranked 13th, and for the first time in school history, they debuted in the preseason AVCA poll at No. 13.

Scouting the Competition

Houston Baptist: Finished 12-14 in 2017 ... TCU is 4-0 all time against the Huskies with its win coming 4-1 on March 31, 2017.

Texas A&M-Kingsville: Finished 10-17 in 2017 ... TCU is 1-0 all time against the Javelinas with the 5-0 win coming April 22, 2017.

Florida International: Finished 24-15 in 2017 ... Opened the season ranked 11th ... TCU and FIU are tied at 1-1 all time with TCU's win coming over then-No. 13 FIU 3-2 on April 7, 2017

ULM: Finished 19-11 in 2017 ... Won four of its last five matches ... TCU is 4-1 all time against the Warhawks with its last win coming 4-1 on April 1, 2017, in the championship match of the Beach Bayou Classic in Monroe, Louisiana.

Sunday's matches

FIU vs. TAMUK, 9 a.m.

FIU vs. TCU, 11 a.m.

ULM vs. TCU, 1 p.m.

TAMUK vs. ULM, 3 p.m.

Live Updates

Live scoring this weekend can be found at Fans can also follow the Frogs on Twitter (@TCUBeachVB) for match updates. Final results and a recap will be available on following the completion of the competitions on each day.



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