Volleyball Set To Host UNLV; Air Force

Christy Hudson and Hannah Fort put up a solid block.

Christy Hudson and Hannah Fort put up a solid block.

Sept. 29, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team returns home this week to host a pair of Mountain West Conference matches when UNLV and Air Force make the journey to the Metroplex. Thursday night's nationally-televised (The Mtn., DIRECTV 616) match against UNLV is slated to begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday's tilt against Air Force is set for 1 p.m.

• TCU dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to San Diego State Saturday in its league-opener.
Christy Hudson tallied the fourth triple-double in school-history (11 kills, 19 assists, 13 digs).
Irene Hester posted her second-straight 20-kill performance and third of the season.
• TCU has struggled in five set matches, winning just once in four games.
• The Frogs continue to improve their blocking game, totaling 11 against the Aztecs and are now averaging 1.88 blocks per set.
Jordan Raines racked up a career-high 18 kills in the loss.
• TCU still tops the league with an average of 17.3 digs per set.

• The Rebels have put together back-to-back wins after snapping a five match losing streak.
• UNLV opened the 2010 conference slate with a 3-0 win over Air Force.
• UNLV has had success in matches that have gone the distance as three of its five wins on the season have come in five-set matches.
• Thursday's match will be the Rebels first road contest since Sept. 4.
• Sara Nehf is the leading hitter with 3.13 kills per set.
• Defensively, the Rebels are lead by Kela Lau Hee's 3.52 digs per set and Madeline Westman's 1.02 blocks per set.

• UNLV leads the all-time series, 9-3, including an 8-2 record since TCU joined the MWC in 2005.
• TCU and UNLV have split the season series each of the last two seasons.
• The Frogs have won two straight in Fort Worth.
• UNLV last won in Fort Worth on Nov. 10, 2007.
• The Frogs are 3-3 all-time against UNLV in Fort Worth.

• The Falcons are under the direction of first-year head coach Matt McShane.
• Air Force enters the weekend with a 3-11 record, including a 0-1 mark in league play (a 3-0 loss to UNLV).
• Air Force's three victories have come over Long Island, La Salle and Hofstra.
• Caroline Kurtz is the leading hitter, averaging 3.52 kills per set.
• Kelly Spencer leads the defensive corp with an average of 3.52 digs per set, while Nichole Stilwell paces the squad with 48 total blocks (0.89 per set).

• TCU leads the all-time series, 11-2, including a 10-1 record since TCU joined the MWC in 2005.
• TCU has dominated the series, winning the last nine meetings dating back to the 2005 campaign.
• Air Force's lone victory over the Frogs since 2005 came in Colorado Springs on Nov. 5, 2005.
• TCU is 6-0 all-time against Air Force in Fort Worth.
• The Frogs have only dropped two sets to the Falcons since the loss in 2005.



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