No. 7 Texas Too Much For Horned Frogs

Oct. 31, 2012

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  1 2 3 4 5 F
TCU 17 16 17 X X 0
Texas 25 25 25 X X 3

Quick Stats
 Kills 30 53
 Assists 27 48
 Aces 2 6
 Digs 39 48
 Blocks 4.0 9.0
 Attack Percentage .158 .423
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Burleson (9) Munce (22) Horio (11) Burleson (3)
Texas Webster (15) Allison (43) Eckerman (17) Bell (5)

FORT WORTH - TCU's women's volleyball team fell in a three-set decision Wednesday (25-17, 25-16, 25-17) to No. 7 Texas in front of the eighth-largest crowd in program history inside the TCU University Recreation Center and a nationally-televised audience.

The Horned Frogs slipped to 13-10 overall and 2-8 in Big 12 play. The league-leading Longhorns improved to 19-3 and 11-0. The crowd of 1,712 was the largest of the year for the Frogs, who also appeared on an ESPN network for the first time (ESPNU).

TCU put a charge into the capacity crowd early in the first set, racing out to a 10-7 lead to force a UT timeout. Two Texas attack errors, followed by a Megan Munce block gave the Frogs a three-point lead.

Texas squared the match at 12 apiece for the first time since 7-all, then scored the next five points to take control of set one. Stephanie Holland and Yvonne Igodan had three kills each in the set, but UT claimed a 1-0 lead with a 25-17 set one win.

The second set opened in competitive fashion as well and was tied at nine before the nation's seventh-ranked squad used a 10-0 run for a 19-10 lead. Late in the proceedings, Mattie Burleson added two of her six kills in the set, but the Longhorns took a 2-0 lead into the break with a 25-16 set two win.

For the third time in the match, TCU was the first to six points as it took a 6-4 lead on a Burleson kill and UT attack error. Igodan had a kill to tie the set at nine, but UT scored five of the next seven points for a 14-11 lead.

TCU got within one on three occasions, including at 16-17, but UT closed the match on an 8-1 run to take set three 25-17. Sloane Sunstrum had four kills on eight swings in the final set, while Burleson chipped in three more kills.

Burleson had nine kills overall to lead TCU offensively, while Meghan Horio had a team-best 11 digs. The Frogs posted 30 kills, to mark the 23rd time in 23 matches this season they have reached at least 30 kills.

TCU returns to action Nov. 7 when it travels to Texas Tech. First serve is set for 6 p.m.



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