TCU Swept by the Jayhawks
Sept. 28, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The TCU volleyball team dropped its first Big 12 road match to Kansas 3-0 (19-25, 13-25, 21-25) Saturday afternoon in Lawrence, Kan.
The Horned Frogs (11-5, 0-2 Big 12) could not put together a complete offensive performance against the Jayhawks (11-3, 1-0 Big 12), as Kansas only recorded eight hitting errors in the entire match.
Two kills from Kansas started the Jayhawks off in the lead, but a kill from Yvonne Igodan put TCU on the board. Kansas continued to build its lead and forced the Frogs into an early timeout at 7-2. TCU chipped into the lead and pulled the set within two with a block from Stephanie Holland and Natalie Gower, but a three straight kills from Chelsea Albers put the Jayhawks lead back at five. Kansas continued to build on its lead and would not let TCU any closer as they claimed set one 25-19.
The second set was all about the Jayhawks, with the teams tied at 1-1, a kill from Albers, along with two blocks by Kansas put the Jayhawks in the lead and never looked back. Kansas recorded zero hitting errors for a .667 hitting percentage, while holding TCU to a .088 hitting percentage on their way to taking a 25-13 set two victory.
TCU came out battling in the third set and took a 6-4 lead after a block from Ashley Smith and Gower. A 6-2 run by Kansas put the Jayhawks back in the lead at 10-8, but a 3-0 run by the Frogs gave them the lead back at 11-10. An error by TCU set in motion a 5-0 run before a kill from Stephanie Holland put the match back within three. The Jayhawks looked to close out the sweep, but the Frogs fought until the end before falling 25-22 in the final set.
TCU will return home to face West Virginia on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m., at the University Recreation Center. The match will be televised live on FSSW+ and the match will also serve as the Frogs for a Cure match with all fans encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.