TCU to Face 5 Ranked Teams in Florida


April 6, 2017


FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU beach volleyball team will take its 13-7 record on the road Friday and Saturday at the Staybridge Suites Invitational hosted by Florida State where the Horned Frogs will face five ranked teams.

In additional to the No. 4 host Seminoles (15-6), the Horned Frogs will square off with No. 10 Georgia State (14-9), No. 11 South Carolina (15-5), No. 13 Florida International (17-8) and No. 14 Florida Atlantic (18-5).

The Horned Frogs are no strangers to playing ranked teams as they have notched wins over No. 15 Arizona State and then-No. 15 Cal Poly.

TCU enters the two-day event on a five-match winning streak dating back to the final match of the Irvine Valley College Tournament March 26. Last week, the Horned Frogs captured wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist, Central Arkansas and ULM en route to winning the ULM Bayou Beach Bash in Monroe, Louisiana.

This weekend's tournament will be the second-to-last regular-season tournament for the Frogs, who will travel to the TAMU-CC tournament at the end of the month to close out the regular season.

On Friday, the Horned Frogs take on Georgia State (7:30 a.m. CT) followed by Florida International (12 p.m.) and Florida State (3 p.m.). TCU closes out the tournament Saturday with South Carolina (8:30 a.m.) Florida Atlantic (11:30 a.m).

The duo of Jaelyn Greene and Amy Neal, winners of seven straight matches, lead the Horned Frogs at 16-4, while the team of Sarita Mikals and Ariah Palter, winners of four straight, are 12-7.

Since joining up at the Irvine Valley College Tournament, Jillian Bergeson and Shane Peters are 5-2, and Claire Doyle and Bridget Odmark, who also teamed up for the first time at the IVC tournament, are also 5-2.

A recap of all the weekend matches will be available on GoFrogs.com, following the completion of the competitions each day. The matches can also be followed on Twitter @TCUBeachVB.


 

 

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