Horned Frogs Fall in Five

Sept. 1, 2017

Final Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Despite leading 2-0 in the match, the TCU volleyball team could not hold on as Colorado State stormed back to take the 3-2 (23-25, 27-29, 25-22, 25-17, 15-7) win in the opening match of the Home2 Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational at Florida State on Friday morning.

The Horned Frogs (3-1) opened the match with 18 kills in the first set on their way to a .310 hitting percentage before the Rams (3-1) ran out to a 15-8 lead in the second set. TCU slowly chipped away at the lead and kills from Anna Walsh and Ashleigh Martin sealed the comeback at they took the second set, 29-27, and a 2-0 lead in the match.

Late runs by Colorado State in the final three sets proved to be fatal as the Rams finished off the comeback to steal the match away from TCU. Colorado State had the advantage offensively with 62 kills to the Frogs' 55 while the Rams also finished with 19.0 total blocks and 65 digs to lead the match.

Ashleigh Martin led the team for the first time this season with 14 kills, while Lexi MacLean was good for 13 kills and Anna Walsh chipped in 12 kills. Dani Dennison totaled 20+ digs for the second straight match with 22 while Sarah Swanson led the team with 5.0 total blocks and three service aces.

Stat of the Match
11.0 - TCU scored double-digit blocks for the first time this season with 11.0 against Colorado State

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"This was the first five-set match we have played this year and I think our team learned a lot in the process. It was also our first road trip for us and I am really proud of the way we came out. It is something we have been working on and we came out really poised and aggressive. Today was more about just sticking with that for a longer period of time and dealing with some adversity. We know things that we need to get better at and we talked about that. I am looking forward to get back on the court tomorrow."

-TCU suffered its first loss of the season with the five-set defeat at the hands of Colorado State
-With the win, the Rams improve to 15-5 against TCU
-Friday's match marked the first five-set match of the season
-The Frogs had three players reach double-digit kills for the first time this season
-Ashleigh Martin led the team in kills for the first time this season with 14
-Lexi MacLean (13) and Anna Walsh (12) totaled double-digit kills for the first time this season
-Dani Dennison anchored the defense for the fourth straight match with 22 digs which is a new season-high
-Lamprini Konstantinidou totaled 31 assists and was on the verge of a double-double with nine digs
-TCU led the match with seven service aces with Sarah Swanson good for three of them
-The Frogs totaled double-digit blocks for the first time this season with 11.0 with Swanson leading the way with five

Up Next
TCU will continue action at the Home2 Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational by taking on UNC Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Noon, CT. The team will conclude the tournament with No. 15 Florida State on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Noon, CT.



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