Oct. 2, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES
FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team continues a tough road portion of its schedule Wednesday, traveling to the state capital to take on ninth-ranked Texas. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
The Horned Frogs are 13-3 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12. The Longhorns are 11-3 and sit atop the Big 12 standings are 4-0. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 19 Iowa State in its last match, while UT was a 3-0 winner at Texas Tech.
Wednesday’s match will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network, available nationally on AT&T U-Verse, channels 609/1609. It will be the first of two national broadcasts for TCU, as the Oct. 31 home matchup with Texas will be live on ESPNU.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.60 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .351. Sophomore Stephanie Holland has come on as of late, posting double-digit kills in all three Big 12 matches this season. Senior Megan Munce leads the Big 12 at 0.57 aces per set.
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 Wednesday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com. The match will also be carried live on the Longhorn Network, marking the first of two national television broadcasts for TCU this season.
LAST TIME OUT: NO. 19 IOWA STATE 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak come to an end last Saturday, dropping a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) decision to No. 19 Iowa State inside ISU’s Hilton Coliseum. TCU fell to 13-3 on the year and 2-1 in the Big 12. ISU improved to 8-5 and 2-1.
Stephanie Holland led the Frogs with 11 kills and set a career high with eight digs. Sloane Sunstrum had her fourth double-double of the season, putting down 10 kills and grabbing 11 digs. Sutton Sunstrum added 11 digs of her own.
TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS TEXAS
With Wednesday’s matchup, TCU and Texas are meeting for the fourth-straight season. The Longhorns hold a 3-0 advantage in the all-time series, including a 2-0 edge in Austin.
*Each time TCU has faced Texas over the last three years, the Longhorns have been ranked among the nation’s top-10. They were No. 2 in 2009, No. 2 in 2010 and No. 8 in 2011.
*The first meeting between the two schools in 2009 was in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, with Texas claiming a 3-0 triumph.
*Last year’s match with the Longhorns in Fort Worth was the highest-attended match in TCU history. A crowd of 2,643 watched Texas pick up a 3-0 win.
FACING THE RANKED
For the second-straight match and third time this season, TCU is facing a team in the AVCA Coaches Poll Top 25. The Frogs fell to No. 3 USC, 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 27-25) on Sept. 14 and dropped their last match, Sept. 29, to No. 19 Iowa State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17).
*TCU is 5-33 all-time against ranked opponents, with all five of those wins coming with Prentice Lewis as head coach. With Lewis at the helm, the Frogs are 5-24 against foes in the top-25.
*The Horned Frogs last defeated a ranked team last season when they knocked off No. 23 Colorado State, 3-2. A 3-1 win over No. 13 CSU in 2008 marks the highest-ranked opponent TCU has ever beaten.
*In the Week Six edition of the AVCA Coaches Poll, four teams from the Big 12 are ranked for the first time this season. Texas is No. 9, Kansas State is No. 14, Iowa State is 22nd and Kansas checked in for the first time at No. 24.
HOLLAND IN THE BIG 12
Sophomore Stephanie Holland, who was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year a year ago, has come on as of late for the Horned Frogs. In the first three Big 12 matches of the season, the right side hitter has been TCU’s primary offensive weapon.
*Holland has posted double-digit kills in all three of TCU’s Big 12 matches this season and leads the Frogs with 3.27 kills per set in conference matches.
*She tied her career high with 15 kills in the five-set win at West Virginia and had 10 kills against Texas Tech before posting a team-high 11 kills at Iowa State.
*The sophomore also leads the Frogs in attack percentage during Big 12 matches at .305, a figure that is 10th-best in the league.
*In Big 12 matches, Holland is fourth with 3.27 kills per set and 10th in points per set with 3.32.
*Also at Iowa State, Holland set a career high with eight digs and narrowly missed out on her first-career double-double.
PUT HER DOWN FOR TWO
Senior Megan Munce leads the Horned Frogs with eight double-doubles this season and is fourth all-time at TCU with 33 career double-doubles. Munce has the most double-doubles in a TCU career for a setter, as each of the three ahead of her were hitters.
*Munce has double-doubles in two of TCU’s three Big 12 matches this season, tallying 40 assists and 15 digs against West Virginia to go along with 32 assists and 13 digs against Texas Tech.
*Munce had 13 double-doubles in 2009, 12 in 2011 and is on pace for 16 double-doubles this year.
*Her eight double-doubles are third in the Big 12, trailing only West Virginia’s Brittany Sample and Baylor’s Kate Harris with nine apiece.
*The Costa Mesa, Calif., native has one of the eight triple-doubles in TCU history (10 kills, 50 assists, 17 digs on Oct. 13, 2011 at Wyoming). In the three-set loss to USC this season, Munce was just two kills off her second-career triple-double.