Horned Frogs Fall to No. 22 Iowa State

Oct. 21, 2017

Final Stats

AMES, Iowa - The first half of Big 12 Conference play came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the TCU volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-16) decision to No. 22 Iowa State inside the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

The Horned Frogs (9-11, 1-7 Big 12) struggled offensively in the match as the Cyclones 14-4, 5-3 Big 12) used early runs to establish a lead in every set and never look back as they took the match in straight sets.

Abigail Buckingham led the offensive charge for TCU with nine kills in the match while Sarah Langs contributed four kills. Kaylee Smith and Lamprini Konstantinidou dished out 10 and 9 assists, respectively. From the back row, Dani Dennison led the team for the 19th time this season with nine digs in the match.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"Iowa State played a very good match today. The most glaring thing for me was their serving. They served really tough and we needed to prepare our team better for that. We had a new lineup going today and we were trying to get into a rhythm with that and that makes it a lot more tough when you have a team serving bullets at you. It took a little bit for us to get in a rhythm every once in awhile which we did at times and it for sure does not look like it on the stat line and it does not look like it in the score. There were some bright spots for our team today and definitely ones we can build off of going into the second round."

-TCU drops to 9-11 on the season and 1-7 in Big 12 matches with the loss on Saturday to end the first half of league action
-Iowa State picks up win No. 9 in the all-time series and continues to lead TCU at 9-2
-Abigail Buckingham led TCU for the third time this season with nine kills in the match
-TCU served up five service aces in the match to mark only the third time this season they have served more aces than errors
-Dani Dennison led the defensive effort from the back row with nine digs in the match to lead the team for the 19th time this season

Up Next
TCU will start the second half of Big 12 play by heading back home to the friendly confines of The Rickel and welcome West Virginia on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.



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