TCU Sweeps Match, Series from Texas Tech

Nov. 7, 2012

Box Score

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BOX SCORE

  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 32 25 25 X X 3
Texas Tech 30 22 19 X X 0

Quick Stats
TCU
Texas Tech
 Kills 44 43
 Assists 39 41
 Aces 5 3
 Digs 44 50
 Blocks 7.0 7.0
 Attack Percentage .240 .145
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Igodan (17) Munce (25) Horio (16) Igodan (4)
Texas Tech David (19) Ruetter (37) Brummitt (12) David (4)

LUBBOCK, Texas – TCU’s women’s volleyball team got back in the win column Wednesday evening with a 3-0 (32-30, 25-22, 25-19) win over Texas Tech inside the Red Raiders’ United Spirit Arena.

The Horned Frogs improved to 14-10 on the year and 3-8 in Big 12 play. The Red Raiders slipped to 13-15 and 2-10. TCU won for the fourth-straight time against its interstate rival and swept the season series.

TCU took a 1-0 lead with a thrilling first-set win that featured numerous runs by both teams. Tech took the early 3-1 lead only to see TCU rattle off three-straight points. Another 3-0 spurt from the Frogs forced TTU’s first timeout with TCU leading 11-8.

The Red Raiders chipped away at the Frogs lead and knotted the set at 16 after a TCU ball handling error and was able to take a commanding 24-21 lead in the set with a 4-0 run. The Frogs refused to go away, though, and won the next three points to force the set into overtime.

TCU and Tech went back-and-forth for the next 12 points before an Yvonne Igodan and Stephanie Holland block gave TCU its final match point. Igodan put the set away with a kill on the next point as TCU took set one, 32-30. The set featured 17 tie scores and nine lead changes.

It was the longest set for TCU since a 32-30 decision at Utah on Oct. 8, 2009 and tied for the longest set in TCU history since the NCAA shortened the winning score to 25 before the 2008 season. Igodan had seven kills in the marathon set, while Meghan Horio had eight digs.

The second set was all TCU as the Frogs used an early 6-0 run for a 9-5 lead. Tech was able to tie the set at nine, 12 and 16, but a 4-1 TCU lead to make it 20-17 allowed the Frogs to coast to a 25-22 set two win and 2-0 lead into the break.

Igodan added to her kill total with five more in the second set, while Sloane Sunstrum, Megan Munce, Holland and Mattie Burleson had three each. Sutton Sunstrum tallied two aces and two digs.

Out of the intermission, TCU found itself in an 8-5 hole early in the proceedings. It was the Frogs this time chipping away at the lead and tied the set at 11. A 3-0 run with TCU leading 16-15 forced a Tech timeout. TCU controlled play the rest of the way for a 25-19 set three win.

Overally statistically, Igodan led the Frogs with 17 kills, while Sloane Sunstrum and Burleson added nine apiece. Igodan’s 17 were a Big 12-season high and she hit .438 for the match.

TCU held a 44-43 kill advantage and a .240-.145 edge in hitting percentage. The Frogs improved to 12-0 on the year when winning set one.

TCU returns to action Saturday when it travels to No. 17 Kansas State. First serve is set for 3 p.m., in Manhattan, Kan.







 

 


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