Horned Frogs Falter at No. 19 Iowa State

Sept. 29, 2012



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 19 19 17 X X 0
Iowa State 25 25 25 X X 3

Quick Stats
Iowa State
 Kills 32 47
 Assists 32 41
 Aces 2 5
 Digs 42 57
 Blocks 3.0 5.0
 Attack Percentage .194 .330
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Holland (11) Munce (29) Sunstrum (10) Burleson (3)
Iowa State Straube (11) Landwehr (32) Hahn (15) Matlock (4)

Box Score

AMES, Iowa - TCU's women's volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak come to an end Saturday, dropping a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) decision to No. 19 Iowa State inside ISU's Hilton Coliseum.

TCU fell to 13-3 on the year and 2-1 in the Big 12. ISU improved to 8-5 and 2-1. The Horned Frogs dropped to 5-33 all-time when facing ranked opponents.

The host Cyclones raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening frame on two kills and two aces, but TCU was able to counter with a 4-0 run of its own to knot the match at 4. In the set of runs, ISU responded with a 9-3 spurt and forced a Frog timeout with a 13-7 lead.

TCU cut the first set lead to three at 15-12, but ISU answered with a 4-1 run to force TCU's second timeout when facing a 19-13 deficit and held on to win set one 25-19. Stephanie Holland had five kills on six swings in the set, while Sloane Sunstrum had four kills and six assists. The Frogs held the advantage in hitting percentage in set one, but were out aced 3-0.

The Frogs grabbed their first lead of the match in the second set, a 6-4 edge after a Sutton Sunstrum ace. ISU immediately responded with a 5-0 run to grab a 9-6 advantage. After a Frog timeout, ISU extended its lead to 14-9 and forced TCU's final timeout of the set.

Holland continued her strong play in the second set, tallying five kills on 12 attacks. She also added five digs in the second set, which set a career-high for an entire match. Her efforts, along with Sloane Sunstrum's four kills, were not enough for TCU as the Cyclones grabbed a 2-0 lead into the break after closing out set two, 25-19.

Out of the intermission, the Frogs were unable to find any momentum and fell behind 9-4 after three-straight Cyclone kills. A TCU timeout couldn't stop the ISU run as the home team extended its lead to 16-7.

Emily Kirby's five kills in the set tried to keep things interesting, but ISU proved too much in the deciding set, grabbing a 25-17 win and 3-0 triumph in the match. Sutton Sunstrum added five digs and an ace in set three.

Holland led the Frogs with 11 kills and set a career high with eight digs. Sloane Sunstrum had her fourth double-double of the season, putting down 10 kills and grabbing 11 digs. Sutton Sunstrum added 11 digs of her own.

TCU returns to action Oct. 3 at No. 9 Texas for a 6:30 p.m., matchup. It will be TCU's second-straight road match against a ranked opponent.



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