Horned Frogs Fall at No. 2 Texas




Oct. 19, 2016

Final Stats

AUSTIN, Texas - The TCU volleyball team wrapped up the first half of Big 12 play by dropping a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-17) decision to No. 2 Texas on Wednesday night inside Gregory Gym in Austin, Texas.

The Horned Frogs (10-8, 3-5 Big 12) and the Longhorns (15-2, 7-0 Big 12) battled back-and-forth through the first few sets, but Texas had the closing power and used double-digit kills by three players and momentum from the 2-0 lead in the match to close out the victory in straight sets.

Natalie Gower led the team in kills for the fourth time this season with eight against the Longhorns, while fellow middle Regan McGuire recorded a .462 hitting clip with six kills and no errors on 13 swings. Gower also led the team defensively at the net with five total blocks. Kayla Scheevel led the team in digs for the seventh time this season with 12 in the match for her 10th double-digit match of the season. Lamprini Konstantinidou was just shy of a double-double with 13 assists and nine digs, while Kaylee Smith finished with 12 assists and five digs.

Stat of the Match
.462 - Regan McGuire led the team in hitting percentage with a .462 hitting clip which marked the 10th time this season and 35th time in her career she has hit above .300.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"I thought our team came in with a brand new lineup and they did a really good job. We got great production out of our middles once again. Natalie (Gower) led us in points this match and Regan (McGuire) led us in her hitting percentage at .462. We still need to get more production out of the pins but those girls are working hard, playing great defense and doing a lot of really important things for us like passing the ball well enough for us to run the middle a lot.

"The first two sets, we were really in the thick of it and I was really happy with the way we performed. We were just talking about it in the locker room, that is some of the best volleyball we have played in quite a while. We are going in a really good direction."

Notes
-TCU falls to 10-8 overall this season, 2-6 in away matches and 3-5 against conference opponents in 2016
-With the win by the Longhorns, Texas goes up 11-1 in the overall series record with TCU
-Natalie Gower led the team in kills for the fourth time this year as she finished with eight in the match
-Regan McGuire recorded a .462 hitting percentage to mark the ninth time this season and 40th time in her career that she has hit above .300 in a match
-Kayla Scheevel led the team in digs for the seventh time this season and totaled double-digit digs for the 10th time by finishing with 12 in the match
-Gower also led the team in blocking for the 10th time this season with five in the match, which also marked her eighth time this season recording 5+ blocks and 30th time in her career
-TCU was out-blocked by its opponent for only the fourth time this season

Up Next
TCU will begin the second half of Big 12 play by hosting Iowa State on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m., at The Rickel inside the University Recreation Center. The match will air live on FSSW+ with Chuck LaMendola and Alexia Heist on the call.


 

 

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