Horned Frogs Victorious Over Texas Tech

Nov. 18, 2015

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The seventh consecutive sold-out crowd of the season was in the University Recreation Center on Wednesday night, as the TCU volleyball team picked up a 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-18) victory over Texas Tech for the team's program-best eighth win in league action this season.

In front of the second largest crowd in program history of 2,275 fans, the Horned Frogs (18-8, 8-6 Big 12) recorded their 12th sweep this season and its second series sweep of conference action with the win over the Red Raiders (14-14, 3-11 Big 12).

After dominating the opening set, the Frogs had to battle out the final two sets and used a match-high 44 kills, including 21 in the third set alone, to go along with a .380 clip to pick up the mid-week win. TCU also led in every other statistical category, as the team put up 10 blocks, four service aces and 42 digs in the match.

Ashley Smith led the way with a double-double on the night of 12 kills and 10 digs and a .385 hitting percentage. Regan McGuire chipped in nine kills, while Natalie Gower and Sarita Mikals were each good for eight kills each. Gower was key at the net on the night, as the junior finished with a team- and match-high eight blocks.

Stat of the Match
.380 - TCU's hitting percentage against Texas Tech, which marked the second-high hitting clip of the season and the best in conference action this season.

Quotes of the Match
Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer
Opening Statement
"First and foremost, I would like to thank our crowd and our marketing department. The atmosphere that they have created this year has been outstanding and our crown has been so into it every match. They are such a huge help and their support has been wonderful for us. Selling out every single conference match is a pretty cool deal. We have one more to go and we want to pack it again and go 100 percent sellouts for conference.

"Secondly, I really loved how our team stepped up and battled tonight. Once Texas Tech got used to the environment, they competed really hard and did some really nice things. There have been some things we have been working on in practice that we really needed to improve upon and you could see that show tonight. The girls effort in practice has been outstanding and it paid off for them tonight for sure."

-With the win by the Frogs, TCU gains the slight edge in the series history with an overall record of 7-6
-TCU is now 8-2 in matches played inside the University Recreation Center
-The 2,275 fans in attendance at tonight's match marked the second largest crowd in program history and the third time eclipsing the 2,000 mark this season
-The win marked win No. 8 in conference action this season, which is a program-high
-Ashley Smith led the team in kills for the 11th time this season with 12 kills on the day
-Smith also had a team-high 10 digs on the night to complete her team-best 12th double-double of the season
-The double-digit digs and kills by Smith marked the 16th and 14th time, respectively, the junior has recorded them this season
-Natalie Gower led the team in blocks for the 13th time this season and third match in a row with eight on the night
-Alexia Heist dished out a team-high 25 assists tonight for her 18th time leading the team this season
-TCU out-blocked its opponent for the 22nd time this season with 10.0 blocks against Texas Tech
-The Frogs also recorded double-digit blocks for the 15th time this season and eighth time in conference action

Up Next
TCU will finish out their regular season road matches by traveling to Oklahoma for a match on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Noon. The Frogs will then wrap-up the regular season at home by welcoming West Virginia on Friday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.



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