Horned Frogs Halted by ISU, 3-0


Nov. 7, 2015

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FORT WORTH, Texas - A strong offensive effort by Iowa State proved to be too much, as the TCU volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) decision to the Cyclones on Saturday afternoon in the University Recreation Center.

In front of the seventh sold-out crowd of the season, the Horned Frogs (16-7, 6-5 Big 12) could not handle the Cyclones (15-7, 8-3 Big 12) who controlled the match from the very beginning and were able to put down 47 kills to TCU's 35 kills and record a .343 hitting percentage.

Freshman Ashleigh Martin had another career-day for TCU, as the freshman led the team with eight kills on the day for a career-high .583 hitting clip. Ashley Smith put down seven kills on the day, while Regan McGuire chipped in six kills and Jillian Bergeson put down five kills.

Defensively, Bergeson led the team with 10 digs on the day, while McGuire had three blocks.

Stat of the Match
7 - With 1,976 fans in attendance, TCU was able to pick up its seventh sold-out crowd of the season inside the University Recreation Center. The Frogs have sold-out all six Big 12 matches this season and average 1,865 fans per league matches played at home.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"Iowa State played very well this afternoon. They are a team that year-in and year-out, they always improve as the year goes on and I thought that they showed some improvement today. We did not play as well as normal from the service line and blocking. Those kind of go hand-in-hand. When you have a tougher time serving, it makes the blocking game a little tougher and you could see that. It affected our floor defense and it was kind of like a vicious cycle.

"I need to do a better job of preparing the team especially on a bye week. We will get in the gym and get back at it because we have a couple of road matches this week that I am really excited to play. We will talk about this match in the locker room and put it behind us and we will get better from it."

Notes
-With the win by the Iowa State, the Cyclones win their seventh match in the series and lead the overall record with a 7-1 advantage
-TCU dropped only its second match of the season at home and have an overall record of 7-2 in matches played at the University Recreation Center
-Iowa State sweeps the series for the 2015 season
-Ashleigh Martin led the team in kills for the third team this season and second straight match with eight against Iowa State
-The .583 hitting clip by Martin marked a season- and career-high for the freshman
-Alexia Heist dished out a team-high 18 assists on the day and led the team in assists for the 17th time this season
-Jillian Bergeson picked up double-digit digs for the for the seventh time this season and 26th time in her career by leading the team with 10 digs on the day
-Regan McGuire led the team in blocking for the 15th time this season with three on the day
-TCU was out-blocked by its opponent for the first time since Sept. 23

Up Next
TCU will hit the road for two straight matches, as the team is set to travel to Waco, Texas to face Baylor on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., before taking on Kansas in Lawrence on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m.


 

 

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