Horned Frogs Capture Arizona Invitational Title

Box Score



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 25 19 25 25 X 3
Iona 15 25 19 21 X 1

Quick Stats
 Kills 60 48
 Assists 58 42
 Aces 7 4
 Digs 69 56
 Blocks 9.0 7.0
 Attack Percentage .281 .190
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
TCU Igodan (19) Munce (41) Horio (22) Igodan (4)
 Iona Pawelec (14) Myles (39) Harvey (14) Warren (6)

TUCSON, Ariz. - The TCU women's volleyball team won its second-straight tournament title Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 25-19, 25-21) downing of Iona inside Arizona's McKale Center.

TCU ran its winning streak to eight matches and improved to 8-1 on the year. Iona dropped to 2-8 with the loss. Since falling in their season opener, the Horned Frogs have dropped just three sets and won the TCU Nike Invitational and Arizona Invitational tournament crowns.

With momentum from last night's win over host Arizona, the Frogs raced out to a 25-15 set one win. Yvonne Igodan led the Frog attack in the set, putting down five kills on eight total attacks. Sloane Sunstrum added four kills on eight attacks, while notching three digs.

Igodan added three blocks as the Frogs held a 5.0-1.0 advantage at the net in the first set and a 1-0 advantage on the scoreboard.

The Gaels kept things interesting in the second set, bouncing back from a difficult hitting set one to tally 16 kills and only two errors on their way to a 25-19 set two triumph. Igodan had four more kills on five attacks in the set, but it was not enough as Iona evened the match at 1.

After the break, TCU responded with a strong offensive and defensive set as Igodan, Sunstrum and Mattie Burleson each hit better than .300 in the third. Sunstrum led the way offensively with six kills and added three digs.

The Frogs had a 19-13 digging edge in the set with libero Meghan Horio picking six Gael attacks. Freshman Sutton Sunstrum had four digs in the set and added two service aces as TCU claimed set three, 25-19.

As they did in the third set against Arizona the night before, TCU's middle blockers took over in the fourth against Iona to lead the Frogs to victory. Burleson had seven kills on 13 attacks, while Igodan chipped in five kills on 10 attacks.

Munce assisted on 12 of the 17 TCU kills in the set and Horio continued her defensive work with eight digs as TCU polished off a 25-21 fourth set win and 3-1 triumph in the match.

For the third time in the tournament and fourth-straight match, Match recorded a double-double with 41 assists and 11 digs. Sloane Sunstrum also had a double-double (12 kills, 13 digs), while Igodan, the Big 12 leader in hitting percentage, had 19 kills on 32 attacks (.500) and was named the tournament's most valuable player. Munce and Sloane Sunstrum were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

TCU held the advantage in every statistical category, with a 60-48 edge in kills, a 58-42 edge in assists, a 69-56 advantage in digs and 9.0-7.0 in blocks.

The Frogs return to action Sept. 11 against UT Arlington. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m., from the TCU University Rec Center.



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