TCU Rolls to 3-0 Win Over Alabama A&M

Alexia Heist had 15 assists and 10 digs.

Aug. 25, 2012



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 25 25 25 X X 3
Alabama A&M 17 13 15 X X 0

Quick Stats
 Kills 43 23
 Assists 36 23
 Aces 7 4
 Digs 44 39
 Blocks 4.0 4.0
 Attack Percentage .301 .032
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Igodan (9) Munce (19) Horio (12) Burleson (3)
 AAMU Moore (7) Forman (17) Forman (15) Richardson (2)

Box Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TCU's women's volleyball team picked up its first win of the season Saturday afternoon, a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-15) win over Alabama A&M inside Belmont's Curb Event Center.

The Horned Frogs improved to 1-1 on the year, while the Bulldogs dropped to 0-2. The match was game four of the Belmont Invitational.

Senior Megan Munce filled the stat line in the first set, scoring nine points. The setter from Costa Mesa, Calif., tallied six kills and three aces in the game, along with nine assists. Her third ace moved her into second all-time at TCU with 142 aces. Munce added another ace in the third set.

Also in the first set, Yvonne Igodan notched four kills, while Sloane Sunstrum and Mattie Burleson added two apiece to lead the Frogs to a 25-17 set one win.

The Frogs parlayed a 6-0 run to close the first set to a strong second as the Frogs rolled to a 25-13 win in the set and a 2-0 lead in the match. Stephanie Holland had four kills in the second set for TCU, as Blaire Pickens and Sunstrum had two each in the set.

A healthy lead gave the Frogs a chance to mix up their lineup in the third and final set, as four Holland kills and three from Igodan while playing outside hitter gave her nine for the match. Pickens added three more kills in the deciding set, a 25-15 TCU triumph.

On defense, Meghan Horio had 12 digs and freshman Alexia Heist added 10 of her own. Heist added 15 assists to tally her first-career double-double. The freshman from El Paso, Texas, played setter for the majority of the third set.

As a team, TCU hit .301 on the attack to Alabama A&M's .032. Holland, Igodan and Emily Kirby each hit above .500 in the match with Igodan leading the way at .571.

TCU concludes play at the Belmont Invitational this evening against host Belmont. First serve is set for 6 p.m.



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