Aug. 30, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES // SMU MATCH NOTES
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.
TCU NIKE INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
*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.
ON THE AIR AND ON THE WEB
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 ALL-TIME VERSUS WEEKEND FOES
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).
APPROACHING THE MENDOZA LINE
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.
TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
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.
IT’S TOURNEY TIME
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.