Nov. 9, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas - A battle ensued on Wednesday night in Austin, Texas inside Gregory Gym between the TCU volleyball team and No. 3 Texas but the Longhorns were able to come out on top as they took a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14) victory.
The Horned Frogs (10-14, 2-10 Big 12) went toe-to-toe with the ranked Longhorns (20-2, 12-0 Big 12) but strong serving by Texas ultimately proved to be the difference as they were able to get runs in each set to get the sweep and stay undefeated in Big 12 action.
Ashleigh Martin led TCU with 10 kills in the match to go along with three digs and two solo blocks. Anna Walsh chipped in nine kills and a service ace while Abigail Buckingham was good for eight kills and three digs. Dani Dennison paced the back row with 12 digs and Lexi MacLean also picked up 10 digs.
Stat of the Match
12 - Ashleigh Martin recorded 10 kills to lead TCU volleyball against Texas to mark her 12th double-digit kill match of the season which is tied for the team lead
Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
"It just took us a little while to get going and longer then it needed to. I thought the end of the first set and the full second set we played really well, but the beginning of the first and the majority of the third we did not. The second set had great defense, we followed the game plan and we want to work from that. That is the way we want to be playing volleyball. Great defense and we want to be making big aggressive plays at the net. That is how we want to be playing the game. We want to work with that and we want to take that moving forward in our next few matches."
-TCU drops to 10-14 on the season and 2-10 in Big 12 matches with the loss to Texas on Wednesday
-With the win by the Longhorns, Texas now leads the overall series at 14-1 and has won four straight matches over TCU
-Ashleigh Martin led the offense for the eighth time this season with 10 kills which marked the 12th time this season putting down double-digit kills
-Martin also led the team in blocking for the second time this season
-Lamprini Konstantinidou returned to the lineup to lead the team for the 16th time this season with 16 assists while Tori Dilfer dished out 12 assists
-Dani Dennison totaled 12 digs in the match to mark her 23rd time this season leading the defense
-Dennison has now totaled double-digit digs in 20 matches this season
-Lexi MacLean picked up 10 digs in the match to mark the third time this season and sixth time in her career with double-digit digs
TCU will continue action on the road as the Frogs travel to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., inside Ahearn Fieldhouse.