Horned Frogs Suffer 3-1 Loss

Oct. 17, 2015

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AMES, Iowa - The TCU volleyball team's winning streak came to a halt on Saturday afternoon, as the Horned Frogs fell to Iowa State 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22) at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

The Horned Frogs (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) went to battle with the Cyclones (11-6, 4-2 Big 12) and after dropping the opening two frames, attempted to comeback and push the match to five sets after finding the win in the third set. The Iowa State offense proved to be too much in the final moments, as they closed out the match in four.

Ashley Smith was clicking on all cylinders, as the junior led the team in kills (12), digs (16) and service aces (3) to mark her ninth double-double of the season. The team also finished with 12.0 total blocks to mark the 11th time this season and third straight match with double-digit blocks.

Stat of the Match
16 - The number of digs record by Ashley Smith in the match to mark a season-high for the junior, as she led the team for the fifth time this season in digs.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"At the beginning of sets, we did a really good job. Then we would let Iowa State get on a roll offensively a little bit and they did a good job once they got on a roll. We did some really uncharacteristic things and our out-of-system plays are typically much better. I thought we could have been a lot more aggressive offensively at times in the first and second sets. When we came back for the third set, I thought our mentality was a lot better and we played really aggressive and that did a lot for us. It was the same in the fourth and that was really hard fought and another close one. The team did fight really hard, but it was just a little bit too little too late. We need to get better at being consistent throughout the duration of a match."

-With the win by the Cyclones, Iowa State picks up its sixth win in the series with the overall series record sitting at 6-1 in favor of Iowa State
-TCU is now 4-4 on the road this season
-Ashley Smith led the team in kills for the ninth time this season and posted double-digit kills for the 11th time in 2015
-Alexia Heist dished out a team-high 19 assists in the match to mark the 14th time in leading the team this season
-TCU had three players record double-digit digs on the day with Smith (16), Sarita Mikals (12) and Sutton Sunstrum (12)
-Smith led the team in digs for the fifth time this season and it also marked a season-high for the junior
-The three service aces against the Cyclones by Smith also tied her season-high
-Smith also recorded a double-double against Iowa State to mark the ninth double-double this season and 20th of her career
-Regan McGuire led all players in the match with 7.0 total blocks and is still on pace to break the school record. McGuire must average over 5.8 blocks per match over the next nine matches to overtake the 162 total blocks posted by Jennifer Sebastian in 2000.
-TCU out-blocked its opponent for the 16th time this season
-The Frogs recorded double-digit blocks for the 11th time this season and third match in a row with 12.0 on the day
-TCU finished the match with six service aces and had more aces than errors for the fifth time this season

Up Next
TCU will return home to wrap up the first half of conference play by welcoming Baylor for a showdown on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., inside the University Recreation Center. The match will air live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus with Chuck LaMendola and Pam Lea on the call.



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