TCU Hosts Largest Crowd on Wednesday

Oct. 18, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas - It was standing room only as the largest crowd of the season of 2,248 people were in attendance on Wednesday night as the TCU volleyball team battled hard but ultimately dropped a 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21) decision to Oklahoma inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.

The Horned Frogs (9-10, 1-6 Big 12) hit another milestone against the Sooners (5-15, 2-5 Big 12) as senior Kaylee Smith reached 2,000 career assists in the match becoming the seventh player in program history to achieve the feat. TCU was able to limit its offensive errors in the match, but Oklahoma proved to have the upper hand offensively as they hit .376 on its way to a sweep.

Allye Beth Deaton led the way with 15 kills in the match to go along with a .400 hitting clip and six digs. Abigail Buckingham also reached double-digit kills with 10 in the match with only one error on 23 swings for a .391 hitting percentage. On defense, Dani Dennison was able to pick up eight digs to lead the team while Anna Walsh was good for 4.0 blocks.

Stat of the Match
2,009 - The number of assists Kaylee Smith now has in her career which ranks No. 7 in the TCU career record book.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"First I would like to thank all of our fans. I thought we had a great crowd tonight. From what I have been told, it was the third largest crowd in program history and I think there was a lot of energy we could have fed off of tonight for sure from the crowd so thanks for coming and thanks for packing The Rickel.

"Our offensive numbers were actually pretty decent but I thought we didn't do a very good job of stopping their hitters. Oklahoma had a really good night offensively and we just needed to take care of the ball more in serving and passing. That is the name of the game usually and we needed to be better at the service line and we needed to be better at first ball contacts. We will get in the gym and we will keep improving. That was really it tonight - first ball contacts and defense."

-TCU drops to 9-10 on the season and 1-6 in Big 12 matches with the loss on Wednesday
-Oklahoma picks up win No. 12 in the all-time series and continues to lead TCU at 12-4
-The 2,248 people in attendance marked the largest crowd of the season, third largest in program history and the second time in 2017 that attendance has surpassed the 2,000 mark
-Allye Beth Deaton led the team for the third time this season offensively and recorded double-digit kills for the 11th
-Abigail Buckingham put down 10 kills in the match to mark the sixth time this season recording double-digit kills
-Kaylee Smith dished out a team-best 15 assists in the match to lead the team for the sixth time this season while Lamprini Konstantinidou finished with 14 assists
-Dani Dennison led the team for the 18th time in the last 19 matches in defense with eight digs in the match
-For the fourth straight match, Anna Walsh led the team defensively at the net with 4.0 blocks

Up Next
TCU will wrap-up the first half of conference play by traveling to Ames, Iowa to face Iowa State on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., inside Hilton Coliseum.



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