TCU Opens Weekend With Sweep




Sept. 15, 2016

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team opened its final weekend of preseason action with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-19) victory over Sam Houston State to kick-off the Horned Frogs Classic on Thursday night inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.

After a slow start to the match, the Horned Frogs (6-2) rebounded by hitting over .400 in the final two sets to go along with 9.5 blocks at the net to drop the Bearkats (6-5) in straight sets for the team's fourth sweep of the season.

TCU had five players finish with a .300 hitting clip or better in the match with Regan McGuire pacing the team with a .450 hitting percentage. McGuire led the team for the third straight match in offense and defense by totaling 11 kills on the night to go along with seven blocks. Anna Walsh chipped in eight kills for a .438 hitting percentage, with Jillian Bergeson putting down seven kills and a.353 hitting clip. Bergeson totaled double-digit digs for the fifth time this season with 14 against SHSU.

Stat of the Match
1,017 - The number of digs that Jillian Bergeson has in her career which moves her into the top-10 of the TCU career record book.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"We came a little slow tonight, but what was great was to see our team recover, have confidence in their abilities and one another and pull through that first set. It was a close one. For them to come back and play so much more disciplined in the second and third sets was great. The one thing that we have to shore up a little bit is our serving. We missed a ton of serves and that really didn't go away. That needs to be better and we get another opportunity to do that tomorrow against SMU.

On rebounding in the second and third set after the slow start
"I think we just played more disciplined. We passed a little bit better where we could run our offense. We were passing the ball very low at the beginning of the match in the first set. They could get our offense going once they actually passed the ball a little bit better and then Lamprini (Konstantinidou) and Kaylee (Smith) did a good job of distributing the ball."

Notes
-TCU improves to 6-2 overall this season and 4-0 in home matches in 2016
-The match tonight was the ninth meeting all-time with TCU improving to 6-3 in the series record with Sam Houston State
-The win marks win No. 91 in Jill Kramer's head coaching career
-The .340 hitting percentage by the team was the fourth time this season and second straight match that TCU has hit above .300
-Regan McGuire led the team for the third straight match with 11 kills and it was the third time this season she has recorded double-digit kills
-The senior also led the team in blocks for the fifth time this season and second straight match with seven
-McGuire has totaled double-digit kills on 11 occasions in her career and five plus blocks 29 times
-Jillian Bergeson led the team in digs for the third time this season and finished with double-digit digs for the 58th time in her career
-The three digs that Anna Walsh picked up against the Bearkats marked a season- and career-high for the sophomore

Up Next
TCU will continue action at the Horned Frogs Classic by taking on SMU on Friday at 6:30 p.m., before concluding the tournament with No. 8 North Carolina on Saturday at 4 p.m.


 

 

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