TCU Opens Tournament with Win
Sept. 13, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's volleyball team took a 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 20-25, 25-20) victory from Stephen F. Austin to open the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational Friday afternoon inside the University Recreation Center.
TCU controlled the majority of the first set under the direction of Ashley Smith, who racked up five kills in the set and no errors for a .556 hitting percentage. The Frogs hit .467 as a team and recorded six total blocks in the 25-17 set one victory.
The Ladyjacks took the early lead in the second set, but TCU battled back to take a 15-7 lead off of strong serving and a balanced offensive attack. The Frogs kept the momentum on their side and Two straight kills from Macy Capen would set up set point. Stephen F. Austin would fight the point off on four occasions, before a service error from Jamie Crowder ended the set in TCU's favor 25-19.
TCU looked to finish off the match in a sweep, but Stephen F. Austin kept it close the entire third set. Tied at 14-14 in the third set, two kills from Jill Ivy and a block from Keeley Kainer and Justice Walker gave the Ladyjacks a three-point advantage. TCU pulled the match within one at 19-18 with a kill from Mattie Burleson, but a 6-1 by Stephen F. Austin closed out the set 25-20.
After a sluggish ending in the third set, the Frogs came out rolling in the fourth by going on a 6-1 run. TCU did not let up and held the Ladyjacks to its lowest hitting percentage of the match at .091, while the Frogs hit a match-high .550. Yvonne Igodan led the way by going 5-for-5 in the set, while TCU only recorded one error, to go along with eight digs to win the third set 25-16 and the match.
Capen finished with a career-high 11 kills, while Smith and Igodan also totaled double-digit kills with 10 and 12, respectively. Peters upped her career-high with 17 digs to go along with seven assists and one service ace. TCU recorded 10 total blocks as a team, while Igodan and Burleson would finish with five a piece.
TCU continues action in the invitational later tonight as the Frogs will face off against Houston at 7:30 p.m., at the Rec Center.