TCU Falls at Ninth-Ranked Texas

Oct. 3, 2012

Box Score



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 19 21 17 X X 0
Texas 25 25 25 X X 3

Quick Stats
 Kills 30 48
 Assists 29 41
 Aces 5 3
 Digs 39 49
 Blocks 6.0 3.0
 Attack Percentage .137 .327
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Sunstrum, Igodan (7) Munce (19) Horio (11) Burleson (5)
Texas Eckerman (13) Allison (36) Allison (10) Bell, Allison (2)

AUSTIN, Texas - TCU's women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) decision to No. 9 Texas on Wednesday evening in front of 2,652 fans inside UT's Gregory Gym.

TCU dropped to 13-4 and 2-2 in the Big 12 with its second-straight loss to a ranked opponent. The Longhorns improved to 12-3 and 5-0 in league play.

The Longhorns raced out to a 6-0 lead in the opening set before Megan Munce was able to stop the run with a kill for TCU's first point. UT used its size advantage and extended its lead to 19-7 to force a Frog timeout.

Out of the break, TCU was able to find life and put together a 6-1 run of its own, highlighted by two kills from Yvonne Igodan and Mattie Burleson. UT ultimately claimed a 25-19 set one win, but Burleson had four kills in the set as TCU scored 10 of the final 15 points after falling behind early.

The late run in the first set carried over to the second set for the Frogs and TCU went toe-to-toe against the nation's ninth-ranked team for the entirety of the set. TCU led 17-15 after a Sloane Sunstrum kill, but six-straight UT points flipped the set in the Longhorns' favor.

TCU closed to within one at 21-20 after a Stephanie Holland block and Igodan kill, but could muster only one point the rest of the way as UT took a 2-0 lead with a 25-21 set two win. Munce had three kills and an ace in the set, while Sunstrum added three kills and four digs.

The Frogs fell behind 9-6 to open set three, but were able to tie the match at nine on back-to-back blocks from Burleson. Texas responded to the 3-0 Frog spurt with an 8-2 run to put the set out of reach at 17-11.

TCU and UT exchanged points the rest of the way, resulting in a 25-17 UT third set win and 3-0 triumph. Sunstrum and Igodan had three kills each in the final frame, while Burleson chipped in with three blocks.

Sunstrum and Igodan tallied seven kills apiece on the night to lead the Frogs offensively. Burleson had five blocks and Sunstrum and Holland put down three of their own. TCU held a 6.0-3.0 blocking advantage for the match against the much-larger Longhorn squad and a 5-3 edge in service aces.

TCU returns home Oct. 6 to take on Oklahoma in Big 12 action. First serve is set for 12 p.m., at the TCU University Rec Center.



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