Oct. 5, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES // OU MATCH NOTES
FORT WORTH – The TCU women’s volleyball team continues the Big 12 season Saturday when it hosts Oklahoma at the TCU University Rec Center. First serve is set for 12 p.m.
The Horned Frogs are 13-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12. The Sooners are 13-5 and are just ahead of TCU in the Big standings at 2-1. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 9 Texas in its last match, while OU fell in four sets to Wichita State.
Admission is free to Saturday’s match in advance of the TCU football game versus Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. Parking will be limited near the University Rec Center and fans are encouraged to park in the free lot from Travis Avenue Baptist Church and utilize the shuttle service or the $10 lot directly north of the Lowden Track and Field Complex.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.54 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .342. In conference matches only, Stephanie Holland is averaging a team-high 2.93 kills per set. Megan Munce tops the Big 12 at 0.55 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 Saturday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com.
LAST TIME OUT: NO. 9 TEXAS 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) decision to No. 9 Texas on Wednesday evening inside UT’s Gregory Gym. TCU dropped to 13-4 and 2-2 in the Big 12 with its second-straight loss to a ranked opponent. The Longhorns improved to 12-3 and 5-0 in league play.
Sunstrum and Igodan tallied seven kills apiece on the night to lead the Frogs offensively. Burleson had five blocks and Sunstrum and Holland put down three of their own. TCU held a 6.0-3.0 blocking advantage for the match against the much-larger Longhorn squad and a 5-3 edge in service aces.
TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS OKLAHOMA
Saturday’s meeting will be the sixth all-time between TCU and its neighbor to the north of the Red River. It will be the first time the schools have faced each other since 2008.
*TCU and Oklahoma met for five-straight seasons from 2004 to 2008 with TCU picking up its only win in the series in 2004, a 3-1 decision.
*Oklahoma has won the two meetings between the schools in Fort Worth, including a five-set decision in 2007, the last time the Sooners came to Fort Worth.
*The most recent meeting was a 2008 neutral-site matchup in Lubbock, which OU won 3-1.
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
TCU has faced No. 19 Iowa State and No. 9 Texas in its last two matches, two of the four top-25 programs in the Big 12. Oklahoma is the first school out of the rankings, receiving 100 votes in last week’s poll.
*TCU is 5-34 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 5-25 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.
*A year ago, the league finished No. 1 in conference RPI ratings and four teams are rated in the top-15 this season.
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 four Big 12 matches this season and leads the Frogs with 2.93 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.
*In Big 12 matches, Holland is seventh with 2.93 kills per set.
*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.
*Sloane Sunstrum tied for ninth in the league with four double-doubles in 2012.