Walsh's Double-Double Leads TCU to Win


Nov. 11, 2017

Final Stats


MANHATTAN, Kan. - A back-and-forth battle ended in favor of the TCU volleyball team as they scored the 3-2 (22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 17-25, 16-14) victory over Kansas State on Saturday night inside Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kan., with junior Anna Walsh leading the way with her first career double-double of 15 kills and 12 blocks.

After having a late lead in the fifth set, the Horned Frogs (11-14, 3-10 Big 12) let the Wildcats (9-17, 2-11 Big 12) come back to take a 14-13 lead and have a match point. TCU did not falter as clutch digs by Dani Dennison along with three straight kills from Abigail Buckingham gave TCU the final set 16-14 and the match.

Buckingham led the team with 16 kills followed by Walsh's 15 kills and Lexi MacLean's 12 kills and Ashleigh Martin's 10 kills. Dani Dennison picked up 25 digs in the match to lead the team while Berklie Baker was good for 13 dig. TCU recorded 14.0 blocks as a team with Walsh's 12.0 leading the team followed by Lamprini Konstantinidou's career-high 6.0 blocks.

Stat of the Match
11 - Anna Walsh became the 11th player in program history to record 10+ blocks in a match as she recorded the first double-double of her career. The 12.0 blocks Walsh recorded is tied for the second most in program history in a single match.

Quotes of the Match
TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"We haven't played our best volleyball on the road this year especially in conference play. It was nice to get this win tonight. Our girls had a lot of grit and they fought really hard.

"We started really slow and not very sharp and making a lot of unforced errors and net calls. We shouldn't be making those kinds of errors. We sharpened up the rest of the match so it was really good to see that. One of the other great things about this match is that it is our second road trip of the week and that is not easy. We have not gone back-to-back in two road matches in a week in a pretty long time. Our girls had to really take care of their bodies to perform well tonight and I think that they did that. They are putting in the work off the court and then they really stuck together and worked really hard on the court. It was a great performance by them. This was the first win in Manhattan for the Frogs in program history and it is the first season sweep of Kansas State for the Frogs so I am really proud of our team for coming together and getting that done."

Notes
-TCU improves to 11-14 on the season and 3-10 in Big 12 matches with the victory over Kansas State on Saturday
-With the win by the Frogs, TCU gets win No. 5 in the all-time series as K-State continues to lead it 7-5
-TCU sweeps the Wildcats in the series for the season for the first time in program history
-The victory inside Ahearn Field House also marked the first win for TCU in Manhattan in program history
-Abigail Buckingham paced the TCU offense with 16 kills in the match to mark the ninth time this season recording double-digits
-Anna Walsh led TCU with her first double-double of her career with 15 kills and 12 blocks in the match
-Walsh became the 11th player in TCU program history to record at least 10+ blocks in a match
-Ashleigh Martin put down double-digit kills for the 13th time this season and Lexi MacLean did it for the fifth time this season.
-As a team, TCU recorded double-digit blocks for the sixth time this season and fifth time in Big 12 action
-The 14.0 blocks recorded by the Frogs were the most by the team this season
-Tori Dilfer served up a career-high five service aces in the match which was the most by any TCU player this season
-The Frogs had four hitters score double-digit kills in the match to mark the fourth time this season that has occurred
-Dani Dennison led the defensive effort for the 24th time this season with 25 digs in the match
-Dennison surpassed the 20+ dig mark for the seventh time this season

Up Next
TCU will return home for a two-match home stand as they welcome Texas Tech on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., before welcoming Iowa State on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The match against the Cyclones is senior night and the final home match for Lamprini Konstantinidou, Kayla Scheevel and Kaylee Smith.


 

 

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