Horned Frogs Take Down Lipscomb in Three

Box Score



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 25 28 25 X X 3
Lipscomb 13 26 22 X X 0

Quick Stats
 Kills 39 47
 Assists 36 45
 Aces 5 1
 Digs 34 34
 Blocks 10.0 3.0
 Attack Percentage .312 .181
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Igodan (11) Munce (28) Horio (12) Igodan (7)
 Lipscomb Ford (19) Dotson (41) Dotson, Rex (9) Five (1)

TUCSON, Ariz. - TCU's women's volleyball team won its six-straight match Friday, a 3-0 (25-13, 28-26, 25-22) triumph over Lipscomb inside Arizona's McKale Center.

The Horned Frogs improved to 6-1 on the year and recorded their fifth sweep among those six wins. Lipscomb fell to 2-6 in the first meeting all-time between the two programs. The match was the second of the Arizona Invitational.

TCU got off to a fast start in the first set, as junior middle blocker Yvonne Igodan continued her solid play, pacing the Frogs with four of their 12 kills in the set. Senior setter Megan Munce added nine assists in the set.

Igodan also showed her prowess from the front line, adding two of TCU's three blocks in the first set. Midway through the set, with the score tied at seven, TCU forced a Lipscomb timeout with a 5-0 burst for a 12-7 lead. The Frogs were able to extend that into a 25-13 set one win.

The Bison refused to go quietly in the second set, forcing the Frogs past 25 points for the first time this season in a set that saw the scored tied 11 times and the lead change hands on five occasions.

Sloane Sunstrum led the Frogs offensively in the set with five kills on nine total attacks, while chipping in four digs. TCU was bolstered by a 3-0 advantage in service aces in the set, one each from Munce, Sutton Sunstrum and Fleming Smurthwaite helped TCU to a 28-26 set win and 2-0 lead.

The third set proved equally as competitive for TCU, who was out killed by six in the second set and three in the third set. Once again, it was a Frog middle blocker leading the way offensively as Mattie Burleson tallied four kills on six total attacks.

TCU held a 6-1 blocking advantage in the set as Igodan added two more, while Munce did most of the work on the ground, racking up five digs.

Overall, TCU was bettered in kills, 47-39, but held a distinct advantage in hitting percentage, .312 to .181. TCU also dominated the net in the match, racking up 10 blocks to Lipcomb's three, while digs were even at 34.

Munce recorded her third double-double of the year with 28 assists to go along with 12 digs. Igodan, who leads the Big 12 in hitting percentage, led the Frogs with 11 kills on 21 attacks and no errors (.524). Sloane Sunstrum just missed out on a double-double (nine kills, nine digs).

TCU returns to action this evening against Arizona. First serve is set for 9 p.m. CST.



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