Aug. 28, 2015
| Texas State
| Attack Percentage
||Two Players (10)
||Three Players (2)
||Two Players (7)
||Two Players (3)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The opening day of the 2015 TCU volleyball season ended with a sweep, as the Horned Frogs took a 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-17) win over Texas State on Friday night inside the University Recreation Center.
In front of a sell-out crowd, the Frogs (2-0) were offensively efficient and capitalized off numerous Bobcat (0-1) errors to take the victory. In the second match of the Crosstown Classic, TCU was able to notch 44 kills, while holding Texas State to only 26 kills and a.083 hitting clip. The Frogs also recorded six service aces for the second straight match and totaled 46 digs to the Bobcats 40 digs.
The outside hitters led the way offensively for the Frogs, as Jillian Bergeson and Ashley Smith each put down 10 kills in the match. Bergeson rounded out the double-double with a team-high 12 digs, while Sutton Sunstrum chipped in 11 digs. Regan McGuire and Natalie Gower were nearly spotless in the match with seven kills each and zero errors for .636 and .700 hitting clips, respectively.
Stat of the Match
4 -- The number of hitters that hit above .300 in the match. Gower and McGuire led the team by notching hitting clips above .600.
Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
"I thought we came out and fought really hard today. We asked the girls to take really good care of themselves during matches because two in one day is a lot. That was really evident in the way they conducted their play this evening for the duration of the night. I am really pleased that we started off great at home, but I am more pleased that we played point-for-point. We gave our best effort and had a great attitude the entire match.
Preview of Saturday's match against UTEP
"What we just got done talking about is that tomorrow is going to look a lot like today. We are going to serve and pass in the morning and get our bodies and minds going a little bit and then rest up before our match. We like our routine and we like the way our team conducts itself in the pre-match and how they come in ready every game. Then it just becomes letting it go point-for-point and we just see where it goes from there."
TCU senior setter Alexia Heist
On how the offense did tonight
"Going off what Jill said, we prepared really well for this day in general. Going through two-a-days and playing two scrimmages before, we really got comfortable playing with each other and we have some new additions, but it has been a smooth transition. The offense is a little bit different. It is faster and we are still working on things, but the hitters have been really good about being up early and being on time and we are just really excited for the rest of the season."
TCU junior middle blocker Regan McGuire
On the defensive efforts
"As Alexia mentioned, we do have a really fast offense so practicing against this fast offense has helped our defense prepare a lot mentally because we are used to fast offense. When we play other teams where the balls are a little bit higher has helped the middles and the outsides see it sooner and prepare to block that. The defense is seeing it sooner as well and talking to each other."
-TCU defeated Texas State for only the third time in program history and first time since 2006. The Bobcats still lead the series record, 6-3.
-Jillian Bergeson recorded her first double-double in her TCU career with 10 kills and 12 digs to go along with two service aces.
-Ashley Smith recorded double-digit kills for the first time this season to go along with eight digs, one service ace and one block assist.
-Regan McGuire hit right above her career-high and also set a season-high in hitting percentage by recording seven kills and zero errors on 11 swings for a .636 clip.
-Alexia Heist led the team for the second match in a row with 18 assists and fell just short of a double-double with eight digs
-Sutton Sunstrum was able to notch her first double-digit dig match of the season with 11 against Texas State
TCU will wrap-up its opening weekend action by taking on UTEP at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the University Recreation Center.