TCU Falls to No. 23 San Diego

Sept. 6, 2015

Final Stats

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - In the final match of the SDSU/USD Invitational, the TCU volleyball team dropped its first match of the season 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-20) to No. 23 San Diego inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, Calif.

Despite posting 11 blocks, the Horned Frogs (5-1) were unable to put together a good offensive showing against the Toreros (5-1), as the team hit its lowest clip of the season and were only able to record 26 kills.

Ashley Smith led the offensive effort against San Diego with eight kills, to go along with a season-high five blocks and six digs. Smith was named to the all-tournament team after leading the team for the weekend with 23 kills, 2.56 kills per set and totaling 18 digs and 11 total blocks.

Stat of the Match
4 - Tonight marked the fourth straight match that TCU recorded 10+ blocks, with 11.0 against San Diego.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"I think tonight we played a very good San Diego team at home and I think they came out really strong, served tough, blocked and defended well and our passing game broke down really early which affected us offensively. We struggled rebounding from that and we need to get better at that. We need to get better at dealing with some adversity. We have really been taking it to teams and putting pressure on them and tonight, San Diego did a really good job of serving the ball to the same players all night long. We need to get used to that because that type of stuff might happen.

"Overall, blocking wise I thought we again had a great blocking performance. Regan (McGuire) and Natalie (Gower) did a really great job, both our left sides and our right sides set the block really well and so that was good to see. We are still getting better there and improving there. There were a lot of good highlights from this evening, it just didn't come out in the fashion that we would like."

-TCU dropped its first match of the season and the first in the Jill Kramer Era with the loss to San Diego
-Tonight marked the first meeting between the teams, with San Diego taking the series advantage with the victory
-Ashley Smith was named to the all-tournament team for the seventh time in her career and second time this season
-Smith led the team in kills for the second time this season
-Regan McGuire led the team in blocking for the fourth time this season with eight in the match
-Jillian Bergeson and Sutton Sunstrum tied for the lead defensively with seven digs apiece

Up Next
TCU will hit the road for the second straight weekend by traveling to New Orleans, La., to take part in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic from Sept. 11-12. The Frogs will face Incarnate Word, Nicholls State and tournament host Tulane.



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