TCU Sweeps Up Baylor, 3-0

Nov. 11, 2015

Final Stats

WACO, Texas - A dominant performance by Natalie Gower helped lead the TCU volleyball team to its 11th sweep of the season with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-23) victory over Baylor on Wednesday night inside the Ferrell Center.

The Horned Frogs (17-7, 7-5 Big 12) were able to secure the season sweep of the Bears (16-10, 4-8) for the second time in program history and give the team it's program-best seventh win in Big 12 play this season.

A slow start to the match did not hinder TCU as the team had its second-best hitting clip in league play at .326 on the night. The Frogs finished with 41 kills and 45 digs to go along with nine total team blocks in the match.

Gower was nearly unstoppable as she put down 10 kills on 14 swings with zero errors for a .714 hitting percentage. Ashley Smith was able to chip in seven kills on the night, while Regan McGuire was good for six kills. Gower and McGuire each shut it down at the net with four blocks apiece, while Jillian Bergeson was a stud from the back row for the third straight match with 15 total digs.

Stat of the Match
7 - The number of Big 12 wins that TCU volleyball has secured this season, which is a program-best in league action in a single-season.

Quotes of the Match
Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"Our team worked really hard in practice the last couple of days and we grew a lot in practice this week. This team is very determined and they have bounced back really well after losses and moved on. They did that again tonight. Baylor came out and played great. They played really well and kind of had us back on our heels in the very beginning of the match. The girls kept fighting and grinding through it and getting better and better effort every point. They stuck with it and that is what it took.

"Tola (Itiola) played out of her mind for them. I have never seen her play that well and it is really cool to see her come along strong. I was really happy we were able to come out with the victory tonight because Baylor has been doing some really nice things."

-With the win by TCU, the Frogs pick up their sixth win in the series but Baylor still holds the overall advantage with a 10-6 record
-The victory in Waco marked the second in program history and first since 2013 for TCU
-The win also is the first sweep in Big 12 play this season, the first sweep of Baylor for the Frogs since the 2013 season and the second sweep all-time of the Bears since joining the Big 12 in 2012
-TCU is now 5-5 in road matches and 3-3 on the road in league matches
-The team's hitting clip of .326 was the second highest hitting percentage in Big 12 play this season for TCU
-With the 3-0 win, TCU was able to secure its 11th sweep of the season
-Natalie Gower led the team in kills for the first time this season and scored double-digit kills for the third time
-The 10 kills by Gower ties a season-high, while the .714 hitting clip was a season-high
-Kaylee Smith dished out a team-high 22 assists on the night and led the team for the 10th time this season
-Jillian Bergeson picked up double-digit digs for the third straight match and 13th time this season with 15 on the night
-Regan McGuire and Gower both led the team at the net in blocking, as each was good for four blocks on the night
-TCU out-blocked its opponent for the 20th time this season

Up Next
TCU will wrap-up its two-match road swing by heading to No. 10 Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 14 for a 1 p.m., showdown in the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.



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