TCU Stumbles to Creighton

Sept. 9, 2016

Final Stats

OMAHA, Neb. - The TCU volleyball team dropped its opening match of the Bluejay Invitational with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-20) loss to Creighton on Friday night inside the D.J. Sokol in Omaha, Neb.

The Horned Frogs (4-2) were slow offensively and only put down 31 kills throughout the night as the Bluejays (3-4) recorded 52 kills and a .355 hitting clip to sweep the match. TCU was able to out-block its opponent for the for the fifth time this season, while also scoring four service aces.

Three players led the team offensively with Ashleigh Martin, Sarita Mikals and Regan McGuire all putting down seven kills each. Mikals also paced the team defensively with 10 digs in the match, while four different players each put up two blocks.

Stat of the Match
5 - The number of digs senior Jillian Bergeson needs to reach 1,000 digs in her career and become the 11th person in school history to achieve the feat.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"I think we played a great Creighton team tonight. They were ready to go. I need to do a better job with this team because I do not think we played very well. I think we all felt really good coming into the match, but we have to do a better job. Creighton has a great environment and this is by far the best environment we have played in this preseason and we need to do a better job of handling that. We made some great plays, but our energy, our focus and our discipline was just up and down. We have to be more consistent and that is all there is to it."

-TCU drops to 4-2 in the season and 1-2 in road matches
-The match tonight was the first meeting all-time between the two opponents
-Regan McGuire led the team for the first time this season in kills, while Mikals led for the fourth time and Martin for the second time
-Kaylee Smith dished out the most assists for the fourth time this season with 17 against Creighton while also adding one service ace
-Mikals lead the team defensively for the third time this season and scored double-digit digs for the fourth time
-Martin, Mikals, McGuire and Natalie Gower all recorded two blocks in the match to lead the team
-TCU out-blocked its opponent for the fifth time this season

Up Next
TCU will continue action at the Bluejay Invitational by taking on Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Noon in the D.J. Sokol Arena.



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