Volleyball Blocks Out Lipscomb

Aug 31, 2013

Final Stats

  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 27 25 19 25 x 3
 Lipscomb 25 23 25 19 x 1

Quick Stats
 Kills 45 65
 Assists 37 59
 Aces 7 6
 Digs 38 57
 Blocks 21 4
 Attack Percentage .258 .201
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
TCU Holland (9) Heist (18) Sunstrum (14) McGuire (12)
Lipscomb Ford (19) Dotson (53) Kellerman (14) Dobson (2)

ATHENS, Ga. (August 31, 2013) - A record-setting 21 blocks, including 12 from freshman Regan McGuire, led the TCU volleyball team to a 3-1 (27-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19) win over Lipscomb in the final game of the Georgia Bulldog Invitational inside the Ramsey Center in Athens, Ga.

The Horned Frogs' (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) blocking performance against the Bison (1-2, 0-0 Atlantic Sun) is now tied for second all-time for team match records, while McGuire's total ties Jennifer Sebastian for first all-time in individual match records.

The first set proved to be a complete battle back and forth between the teams as neither team took more than a two-point lead throughout the set. TCU called a timeout trailing 22-23 and came out of the timeout swinging, recording two kills from Stephanie Holland and Yvonne Igodan to set up the first set point at 24-23. Molly Spitznagle would record two kills to keep the Bison in the match, but a kill from Trisha Langley and a Lipscomb error gave TCU the final push it needed to win the set 27-25

The Frogs fell behind early in the second set and had to call a timeout once they found themselves trailing 12-16. Out of the timeout, TCU went on a 7-1 run to take a 19-17 lead. The Bison would attempt to close the gap, but a balanced attack from Blaire Pickens and Ashley Smith, who both hit above .400 in the set, led to the 25-23 set two victory and a 2-0 lead in the match.

TCU held a 10-7 lead to start the third set, but a serving run under Bri McCombs pushed the momentum in Lipscomb's direction as they would take a 15-12 lead. A kill from Holland would end the run, but Lipscomb stayed in the led the rest of the set to win it 25-19.

The Frogs set the pace to begin the fourth set and jumped to a 9-6 lead, but the Bison capitalized on TCU errors to get the match back in their favor and an 11-9 lead. Two service aces from Macy Capen, combined with the six team blocks, put the set back into the control of TCU. A kill from Langely set up match point once again and a rare error from Jewell Dobson sealed the victory for the Frogs at 25-19.

The lefties led the way for TCU with Pickens and Holland each recording nine kills for the Frogs, while Holland also led the team with a .364 hitting percentage. Alexia Heist and Langely guided the offense with 18 and 11 assists, respectively, while Heist also chipped in three service aces. Sutton Sunstrum recorded her third double-digit dig match in a row by finishing with 14 digs.

The Frogs will next be in action on Thursday, Sept. 5 as the team travels to Chicago, Ill., to take on UIC at 5 p.m. The team will then finish out the week by traveling to Milwaukee, Wis., to take on USC and Marquette on Sept. 6 and 7, respectively.



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