Sept. 10, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. - A dominant offensive and defensive performance on Saturday led the TCU volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 26-24) sweep of Chattanooga in the D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb., as the team concluded competition at the Bluejay Invitational.
After easily winning the first two sets, the Horned Frogs (5-2) found themselves trailing the Mocs (5-4) 19-11 in the third set. After a timeout, TCU would go on an 11-2 run capped by two straight blocks from Paty Valle Hernandez to take the 22-21 lead. The teams battled back and forth before Regan McGuire put down kill No. 11 in the match and UTC sent one final attack long to give the Frogs a 26-24 win and the sweep.
McGuire led the team for the second straight match with 11 kills and a .588 hitting clip while Ashleigh Martin recorded double-digit kills for the third time this season with 10 in the match. Kayla Scheevel got her first start as libero and picked up 22 digs in the match, while Jillian Bergeson dug up eight to become the 11th player in program history to surpass 1,000 career digs.
Stat of the Match
.344 - TCU's hitting percentage in the match against Chattanooga which is the second highest this season recorded by the team and the third time the team has surpassed the .300 mark in a match.
Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
"I am really proud of our team and the way they bounced back today. After you play a match that you were really looking forward to like last night and it doesn't go quite as you planned and you don't play quite up to your expectations, sometimes it is tough to have such a quick turnaround from 6 o'clock last night to Noon today. That is a pretty quick turnaround. You never know how people are going to come back and we came back with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm and we had great team effort. We got a lot of people in who have not played very much. We got Ashley (Smith) in to swing at the ball which was so good to see. She was blocking and hitting balls again and I loved it. When we did that in the third set, we got down a little bit and it was 19-11 and we came back and won it 26-24. Our team was really resilient and they fought hard for the win."
-TCU improves to 5-2 overall this season and 1-0 in neutral site matches in 2016
-The match tonight was the first meeting all-time between the two opponents
-The win marks win No. 90 in Jill Kramer's head coaching career
-Jillian Bergeson picked up eight digs in the match and became the 11th player in program history to surpass 1,000 digs in her career
-Regan McGuire led the team for the second straight match with 11 kills and it was the second time this season she has recorded double-digit kills
-The .588 hitting clip by McGuire was a season-high for the senior and marked 33rd time in her career hitting above .300 in a match
-McGuire also paced the defense at the net with seven total blocks in the match which is a season-high
-Ashleigh Martin knocked down 10 kills in the match making it the third time this season she has scored double-digit kills and sixth time in her career
-TCU had three players above a .300 hitting percentage for the third time this season
-The Frogs held their opponent under 30 kills for the first time this season
-The team reached double-digit blocks for the third time this season with 12.5 in the match and out-blocked their opponent for the sixth time this season
-Kayla Scheevel got her first start at libero in her career and became the third person to record 20+ digs in a match this season with 22 against the Mocs
-Paty Valle Hernandez recorded four blocks in the match which is a career-high
TCU will return home for the final weekend of preseason action before Big 12 action will begin by hosting the Horned Frogs Challenge. The team will welcome North Carolina, Sam Houston State and SMU for matches that will be played from Sept. 15-17 inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.