Horned Frogs Capture Cowtown Classic Title
Aug. 26, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas - Three close sets came out in favor of the TCU volleyball team as the Horned Frogs grabbed its second straight sweep with a 3-0 (26-24, 26-24, 27-25) victory over Coastal Carolina to secure the Cowtown Classic title on Saturday night inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.
After falling behind 21-13 in the opening set, the Frogs (2-0) mounted a comeback as they slowly began to chip away at the Chanticleers' (1-1) lead. After battling back, Coastal Carolina had a set point but freshman Allye Beth Deaton scored three straight kills to put the Frogs on top to take the opener 26-24.
In the final two sets, the teams battled back-and-forth with TCU needing comebacks in both sets to finish off the match in a sweep. Deaton came through with two straight kills at the end in the second set, while junior Anna Walsh came up big blocking in the third set to seal the victory.
Deaton led the way with 13 kills in the match and only one error for a.462 hitting clip as she was named to her first all-tournament team. Junior Lexi MacLean put together her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 12 digs. Dani Dennison also landed on the all-tournament team after anchoring the defense once again with 16 digs while Walsh was good for a team-best three blocks. Walsh was named MVP of the tournament after totaling 16 kills, a .483 hitting percentage and 1.33 blocks per set over the two matches.
Cowtown Classic All-Tournament Team
Quotes of the Match
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