Oct. 26, 2017
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH, Texas - In front of another sold-out crowd, the TCU volleyball team kicked-off the second half of Big 12 Conference action with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21) victory over West Virginia on Thursday night inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.
The Horned Frogs (10-11, 2-7 Big 12) used a balanced offensive attack and 12.0 total team blocks to bounce back from a first-set loss to take the match in four over the Mountaineers (14-8, 3-6 Big 12). TCU was able to hit .262 for the match which was its second highest hitting percentage in Big 12 action this season while also serving up five service aces and notching double-digit blocks for the fifth time this season.
Abigail Buckingham led the way for the second straight match with the freshman putting down a career-high 18 kills with only one error on 34 swings for a .500 hitting clip. Ashleigh Martin score her third double-double of the season with 14 kills to go along with 12 digs, while Anna Walsh put down 12 kills with a .333 hitting percentage. Besides Martin, three other Frogs picked up double-digit digs in the match with Dani Dennison leading the way with 14 while Berklie Baker and Lexi MacLean totaled 11 and 10 digs, respectively.
Stat of the Match
2,012 - The number of assists Lamprini Konstantinidou now has in her career which ranks No. 7 in the TCU career record book. Konstantinidou becomes the eighth person in program history to reach the 2,000 assist mark and second this season.
Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
"We had a pretty rough first round of conference play and I don't think anyone on our team or staff expected that. The cool thing about this week is that we had an extra day since we typically play on Wednesday and we got to play on Thursday. We had some time to reflect a little bit and then really hit the refresh and restart button. Our team has put a lot of effort into make sure we learned from the first round and all the different things we could do better going into the second round. I really want to commend our team on that. I was just telling them in the locker room that regardless of what the outcome would have been tonight, the way we played the game was much different and I thought it was a great team effort.
"It didn't always go perfect for us but they stuck with it, they stuck with each other, they stuck with the game plan, they stayed external and communicated really well and you can tell that they are learning and growing. This win was not easy. West Virginia came in and they were on a mission. They played a tough match and I am proud of our team for battling through it and sticking together."
-TCU improves to 10-11 on the season and 2-7 in Big 12 matches with the win on Thursday over West Virginia
-With the win by the Frogs, TCU and West Virginia split the season series for the second straight year and the fourth time since becoming conference foes
-TCU picks up win No. 9 in the all-time series and continues to lead with a 9-4 mark
-Lamprini Konstantinidou totaled a season-high 44 assists in the match and reached the 2,000 assist mark in her career
-Konstantinidou becomes the eighth player in program history to reach the feat
-Abigail Buckingham led TCU for the fourth time this season with 18 kills in the match which marked a career-high
-Buckingham has totaled double-digit kills in seven matches this season
-Ashleigh Martin scored her third double-double of the season with 14 kills and 12 digs in the match
-Anna Walsh put down 12 kills to mark the 12th time this season with double-digit kills while also hitting .333 in the match which is the 11th time this season hitting above .300
-Dani Dennison led the team defensively for the 20th time this season with 14 digs to mark the 18th time this season picking up double-digit digs
-Berklie Baker set a new season-high with 11 digs in the match while Lexi MacLean picked up double-digit digs for the third time this season with 10 in the match
-TCU totaled double-digit team blocks for the fifth time this season with 12.0 which is tied for the most recorded by the team this season
-The Frogs also led from behind the service line with five service aces
TCU will get the weekend off before continuing Big 12 play on the road by traveling to Waco, Texas to face Baylor on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.