Volleyball Falls at No. 21 Kansas, 3-1

Oct. 20, 2012

Box Score



  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 21 20 25 19 X 1
Kansas 25 25 22 25 X 3

Quick Stats
 Kills 49 66
 Assists 47 56
 Aces 1 4
 Digs 48 51
 Blocks 7.0 12.0
 Attack Percentage .244 .277
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Three (10) Munce (25) Horio (12) Burleson (6)
Kansas Jarmoc (23) McNorton (52) Riley (15) Albers (7)

LAWRENCE, Kan. - TCU's women's volleyball team dropped a four-set decision (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) to No. 21 Kansas on Saturday inside KU's Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

The Horned Frogs slipped to 13-8 overall on the year and 2-6 in the Big 12. The host Jayhawks improved to 19-3 and 7-1. TCU fell to 3-2 this season when competing in four-set matches.

TCU once again found itself in an early hole in the match's opening set, falling behind 14-5 after KU strung together a 5-0 run. The resilient Frogs refused to go quietly, though, scoring 11 of the next 16 points to get within three at 19-16.

The Frogs twice got as close as two, but could get no closer as the Jayhawks took set one, 25-21, for a 1-0 lead. KU held a significant edge statistically in the first set, but aided the Frogs with 11 attacking errors. Megan Munce and Stephanie Holland had two kills each in the first set.

TCU was unable to gain the lead in the match's second set as KU controlled the play and took a 2-0 lead into the intermission with a 25-20 set two win. Sloane Sunstrum came to life for the Frogs in set two, putting down four kills as the Frogs hit .440 for the set.

Out of the intermission, the Frogs fell behind 4-1, but rattled off seven of the next 11 points to square the set at 8 apiece. TCU finally took its first lead of the match at 11-10 after back-to-back kills from sophomore Mattie Burleson.

The Frogs never looked back after gaining the lead and finished the set on a 4-1 run to win set three 25-22 and cut into the Kansas lead. Burleson took control for the Frogs, posting seven kills on eight attacks in the set. Yvonne Igodan and Holland had three each.

TCU kept things interesting in the fourth set after falling behind by four early in the proceedings and three times tied the set at 15-all, 16-all and 17-all. Tied at 17, the Jayhawks went on a 4-0 run to put the set out of reach and closed out a 3-1 match with a 25-19 set four win.

Sunstrum had four kills in the frame, while Igodan, Holland and Blaire Pickens put down two each. Alexia Heist led the Frogs in assists in set four with seven, while Munce assisted on five of the kills.

Overall statistically, KU held a 66-49 edge in kills and a 51-48 advantage in kills. KU hit .277 for the match, while the Frogs were at .244. Burleson, Sunstrum and Holland each had 10 kills and Burleson added 6 blocks, including two solo stops. Heist set a career high with 16 assists.

The Frogs return to action Oct. 27 when No. 22 Iowa Stat visits the TCU University Rec Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m.



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