TCU Heads West for Arizona Invitational

Mattie Burleson and the Frogs return to action this weekend.

Mattie Burleson and the Frogs return to action this weekend.
TCU MATCH NOTES

FORT WORTH - The TCU women's volleyball team, winners of five-straight matches, return to the court Friday for a 2:30 p.m., CST, matchup with Lipscomb as part of the Arizona Invitational.

The Horned Frogs (5-1) have picked up four sweeps in their five-match winning streak since dropping the season opener to Northern Colorado. Lipscomb is 2-5 on the year and coming off a 3-0 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday.

Later on Friday evening, the Frogs will square off with host Arizona (3-2) with first serve slated for 9 p.m. CST. To conclude play at the Arizona Invitational, TCU faces Iona (2-5) at 12:30 p.m., CST, on Saturday. TCU has never faced any of its weekend foes.

The Horned Frogs enter the weekend ranked second in the Big 12 in digs per set (15.85) and fourth in hitting percentage (.247) Yvonne Igodan leads the league with a .458 hitting percentage.

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 ArizonaWildcats.com. GameTracker is a free service.

TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS WEEKEND FOES
TCU's meetings with Lipscomb, Arizona and Iona will be the first all-time against each opponent.

PASS GO AND COLLECT 200
With a 3-0 win over SMU last Friday, TCU head coach Prentice Lewis picked up her 200th-career win at the helm of the Horned Frogs. With two more wins over Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Army, Lewis' career ledger now stands at 202-131.

*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.
*Picked up her 200th win in a 3-0 sweep of SMU.

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 72-12 record in early-season tournament action.
*With five-straight wins, Frogs are 5-1 this season in tournament play, including a 3-0 mark at the TCU Nike Invitational for the tournament title.
*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 eight 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.

MUNCE TO SERVE
Megan Munce leads the Big 12 with 0.75 aces per set after tallying eight aces in 10 sets last weekend. She now sits at No. 2 all-time at TCU for total aces.

*Her third of four aces against Alabama A&M moved her into second all-time at TCU. She sits at 153 career total aces, nine behind Nirelle Hampton for the TCU record.
*Munce recorded an ace on her first serve of the 2012 season against Northern Colorado.
*Against SMU, Munce had four aces against only one error in a three-set sweep.

IGODAN EARNS LEAGUE RECOGNITION
After a monster weekend at the TCU Nike Invitational, junior middle blocker Yvonne Igodan was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.

*Became the first TCU athlete across any sport to earn a Big 12 weekly honor.
*Leads the conference with a .458 hitting percentage and is second in the league with 4.25 kills per set.
*Averaged 5.50 kills per set at the TCU Nike Invitational and boasted a robust .469 hitting percentage with 55 kills and 10 errors on just 96 total attacks.
*With the Frogs trailing 22-21 to Army in the tourney finale, Igodan posted the final four kills of the match to give the Frogs the title.
*Had a career-best 24 kills on career-high 44 attacks against the Black Knights.
*Igodan was also the lone Frog selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.


 

 


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