TCU Falters to No. 12 Kansas


Nov. 4, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Despite taking a set, the TCU volleyball team could not hold off No. 12 Kansas as the Jayhawks came away with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 18-25, 25-17) victory on Saturday afternoon inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center.

The Horned Frogs (10-13, 2-9 Big 12) went toe-to-toe with the ranked Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) to open the match as Abigail Buckingham put down five kills with the final kill notching the set even at 23-23. Kansas responded with two straight kills to take the set and then used the momentum to take a 2-0 lead in the match. TCU opened the third frame on a 9-4 run and never looked back as a block from Ashley Waggle and Anna Walsh sealed the 25-18 win. The Jayhawks did not back down and used a big run at the start of the fourth set to get the win and finish off the match.

Buckingham led all players in the match with 15 kills to go along with two digs and a block. Ashleigh Martin put down 10 kills while also picking up eight digs with Anna Walsh chipping in nine kills. Sarah Swanson was good for eight kills and a .318 hitting clip while Ashley Waggle had six kills and zero errors for a .600 hitting percentage. Dani Dennison anchored the back row with 14 digs with Waggle leading the defense at the net with 3.0 blocks.

Stat of the Match
2,179 - The number of people in attendance at the match on Saturday to mark the fifth largest crowd in program history. It was also the third time this season over 2,000 fans have been in attendance at a match inside The Rickel.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"First of all, I want to thank our marketing department and our fans. Today we had our fifth largest crowd in program history and I think our team played hard and our fans were in it the whole time. We really fed off their energy and everyone stuck around the whole match. It was a great match to be a part of. Our team played hard and is getting better at a lot of stuff. We need to keep getting better and keep improving, but we are seeing a lot of improvement in a lot of areas and that was good to see today."

Notes
-TCU drops to 10-13 on the season and 2-9 in Big 12 matches with the loss to Kansas
-With the win by the Jayhawks, Kansas now leads the overall series at 11-2 and has won six straight matches over TCU
-TCU sold out its fifth match this season with 2,179 fans in attendance
-With the win in the third set, TCU has now taken a set victory from a ranked opponent twice this season
-Abigail Buckingham led the team in kills for the fifth time this season with 15 kills in the match
-Buckingham totaled double-digit kills for the eighth time this season
-Ashleigh Martin put down 10 kills to mark the 11th time this season and 23rd time in her career recording double-digit kills
-Tori Dilfer led the team in assists for the first time this season with 22 in the match while Kaylee Smith dished out 20 assists
-Dani Dennison led the defensive effort with 14 digs in the match to mark the 19 th time this season recording double-digit digs
-Smith led the team from behind the service line for the ninth time this season with two in the match against Kansas

Up Next
TCU will take to the road for the next two matches as they travel to Austin, Texas to take on Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., before traveling to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.


 

 

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