TCU Sweeps West Virginia on Senior Day

Nov. 24, 2012

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  1 2 3 4 5 F
 TCU 25 25 25 X X 3
West Virginia 11 15 8 X X 0

Quick Stats
West Virginia
 Kills 40 22
 Assists 36 19
 Aces 8 5
 Digs 37 28
 Blocks 7.0 2.0
 Attack Percentage .442 .011
Stat Leaders
 Team Kills Assists Digs Blocks
 TCU Igodan (11) Munce (18) Horio (11) Kirby/Burleson (3)
West Virginia Klein (8) Sample (16) Panagiotakopoulos (13) Three (1)

FORT WORTH - TCU's women's volleyball team closed the season on a high note Saturday, claiming a 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-8) win over West Virginia in front of 1,257 fans inside the TCU University Recreation Center.

The Horned Frogs improved to 15-14 overall and 4-12 in the Big 12. West Virginia slipped to 8-22 and 0-16 in the league. TCU finished the season with a winning record for the eighth time in Prentice Lewis' 11-year tenure as head coach.

With each of its four seniors in the starting lineup, TCU came out on fire and raced out to a 5-0 lead. The lead grew to 11-3 as WVU used its second timeout. Freshman Blaire Pickens came on late in the set for TCU and tallied five kills as TCU took set one, 25-11.

Along with Pickens' five kills, Stephanie Holland had four on nine attacks and Mattie Burleson chipped in three as the Frogs hit .458 in the frame. Senior Meghan Horio put on the libero jersey once again and collected six digs.

The second set opened just as the first with TCU scoring the first eight points and 13 of the first 14 to again force the Mountaineers to use both of their timeouts. TCU led 20-3 after a Pickens kill only to see the scrappy Mountaineers score the next eight points before the Frogs could put away the set, 25-15.

Junior Yvonne Igodan took over in the second set, tallying seven kills on 11 attacks for .636 hitting percentage. Senior Emily Kirby added a solo block and two block assists. Senior Sloane Sunstrum had six digs in the set.

WVU got its first lead of the match on the third set's first point, but TCU quickly took the lead back and never relinquished it. TCU's lead was only three at 8-5 before the Frogs scored 17 of the next 20 points for a 25-8 set three win. The eight points were the fewest TCU has allowed in a set this season.

Overall, TCU held a 40-22 edge in kills and hit .442 for the match. Igodan posted 11 kills on 18 attacks, while Burleson, Holland and Pickens posted seven apiece. Horio led the Frogs with 11 digs.



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