TCU Shuts Down UNC Asheville


Sept. 2, 2017

Final Stats


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A strong showing in the opening set laid the foundation for the TCU volleyball team's fourth sweep of the season as the Horned Frogs picked up a 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-13) victory over UNC Asheville on Saturday afternoon in the second match of the Home2 Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational inside Tully Gymnasium on the campus of Florida State.

The Frogs (4-1) were able to run out to a 13-point lead in the opening set against the Bulldogs (1-5) and the team totaled 12 kills and five blocks on its way to a 25-12 win. The second set was a completely different story as TCU was trailing by as much as seven. Led by five Ashleigh Martin kills, the Frogs slowly chipped away at the lead as a 5-0 run at the end gave them the set, 25-23, and a 2-0 lead in the match. From that point, TCU never looked back as they dominated the final set with a .370 hitting clip on its way to the sweep.

Martin led TCU for the second straight match with 13 kills and a .435 hitting clip to go along with two blocks. Allye Beth Deaton chipped in nine kills and a .320 hitting percentage, while Anna Walsh was good for six kills. The Frogs shut it down at the net again with 9.0 total blocks as Walsh was good for 6.0 and Sarah Swanson put up 5.0 for the second straight match.

Stat of the Match
9 - TCU served up a season-high nine service aces in the match with Anna Walsh good for a career-high three.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"It is always telling to see how your team responds after a loss especially after the first loss of the season. It shows their character and all that kind of stuff and then what you need to tackle as a coach for the remainder of the season. Our team did such a great job of preparing to play today. We spent a lot of time watching video from our match yesterday to see where we can get better at and we scouted UNC Asheville just like we scout any other team. The girls came in prepared and with a lot of energy and this was a team that came in and played hard. UNC Asheville played great defense and they never gave up. They played hard the whole time. We were kind of tight there in the second set and had a little bit of a deficit that we had to climb out of and we came together and did that. Just about everyone played in this match and that was good to see too. Everyone who has come to this tournament has gotten some court time and it is always good to give everyone some playing time when you have an opportunity. That is a real positive from this match as well."

Notes
-TCU moves to 4-1 in the season with the win over UNC Asheville
-With the win, the Frogs move to 2-0 all-time against UNC Asheville
-The nine service aces by the team were the most this season
-Ashleigh Martin led TCU in kills for the second straight match and scored double-digit kills for the 14th time in her career
-Anna Walsh served up a career-high three service aces in the match and was also a stud at the net with a season-high 6.0 blocks
-Sarah Swanson tied her season-high with 5.0 blocks for the second straight match
-Lamprini Konstantinidou led the team for the third straight match with 19 assists as she and Kaylee Smith guided the offense to a .255 hitting clip
-Dani Dennison scored double-digit digs for the fifth straight match with 19 to lead the team while Lexi MacLean picked up eight digs

Up Next
TCU will conclude action in Tallahassee with No. 15 Florida State on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Noon, CT, live on the ACC Network Extra.


 

 

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