Horned Frogs Host TCU Nike Invitational

Prentice Lewis goes for her 200th win this weekend.

Prentice Lewis goes for her 200th win this weekend.

Aug. 30, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team opens the home slate of its schedule this weekend with three matches at the TCU University Rec Center. Crosstown rival SMU visits Friday for a 7 p.m., matchup to kick off the weekend.

All three TCU matches are part of the TCU Nike Invitational, where TCU plays host to SMU, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Army. The Horned Frogs and Texas A&M Corpus Christi hook it up at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, while TCU and Army are set for a 7 p.m., meeting that night.

TCU is 2-1 on the year after dropping its season opener to Northern Colorado only to close out the Belmont Invitational with sweeps over Alabama A&M and host Belmont. At the Belmont Invitational, Megan Munce and Yvonne Igodan were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Munce leads the Big 12 at 0.70 aces per set, while Igodan is second in the league with a .441 hitting percentage.

*FRIDAY - Army vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi; 4:30 p.m.
*FRIDAY - TCU vs. SMU; 7 p.m.

*SATURDAY - SMU vs. Army; 10 a.m.
*SATURDAY - TCU vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi; 12:30 p.m.
*SATURDAY - SMU vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi; 4:30 p.m.
*SATURDAY - TCU vs. Army; 7 p.m.

Audio for all TCU volleyball matches is available through FrogVision on TCU’s Offical Athletics Website, GoFrogs.com. Jeff Lewis will provide play-by-play and analysis throughout the 2012 season.

Video for all home TCU matches is streamed on FrogVision through GoFrogs.com with Lewis on the call. Audio and video both require a CBS Sports All-Access subscription for access to FrogVision. Visit GoFrogs.com for more information.

Live stats for this weekend’s matches are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com. GameTracker is a free service.

TCU and SMU are meeting for the 16th time in their history, with the Mustangs holding an 11-4 advantage. SMU had won four-straight in the series before the Horned Frogs scored a four-set win a year ago.

Saturday’s matchup with Texas A&M Corpus Christi marks the fourth time the two schools have met and first since 2006. TCU leads the series 3-0, including a four-set win in the last meeting in 2006.

The Frogs have never faced Army, but are 16-2 all-time against the service academies (15-2 vs. Air Force, 1-0 vs. Navy).

Entering the weekend, Prentice Lewis sits at 199 career wins at TCU. In 2005, she became the all-time winningest coach in Horned Frogs volleyball history. Her career record is 199-131 in 11 years as the head coach.

*Notched her first-career win on Aug. 30, 2002 against Northwestern State.
*Her 58th win against Seton Hall in 2005 made her the winningest coach in TCU history.
*Tallied her 100th-career victory in a 3-0 triumph over Alcorn State in 2007.

TCU is 11-5 all-time in its home openers, including a 7-3 mark with Prentice Lewis as the head coach.

*The Horned Frogs have won six-straight home openers.
*TCU is 128-92 in home matches all-time, including a 94-47 mark under Lewis.
*Horned Frog fans packed the URC a year ago, with an average of 1,734 attending TCU matches. Due to safety precautions, capacity at the URC this year is 1,350.

With the Big 12 not hosting a postseason volleyball tournament, TCU once again has four early-season tournaments on its schedule. Included in those four are the TCU Nike Invitational (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) and TCU Molten Invitational (Sept. 14-15).
*Over the past eight seasons, the Horned Frogs have posted a 69-12 record in early-season tournament action.
*TCU posted a 9-0 record in its beginning of the year tournaments a year ago, including six wins away from the University Recreation Center.
*Only once in the past seven seasons has TCU gone to a tournament and left with more losses than wins. The Frogs went 1-2 at the TCU Nike Invitational in 2010.



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