Preview: at Texas State


Oct. 9, 2017


SAN MARCOS, Texas - The TCU volleyball team will take a quick break from Big 12 Conference action by traveling to San Marcos, Texas to take on Texas State on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., inside Strahan Coliseum.

The match between the Horned Frogs (9-7, 1-4 Big 12) and the Bobcats (13-7, 5-1 Big 12) will be the final non-conference match of the season for TCU and will air live on Texas State All-Access.

TCU Quick Hits
-This season marks the third under the helm of alumni and Director of Volleyball Jill (Pape) Kramer 
-Kramer (1996-99) was the first scholarship volleyball player on the inaugural team in 1996 and still holds the single-season and career school records in kills and total attacks 
-Kramer has led TCU to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament and has totaled over 100 career wins in her coaching career 
-TCU is now 9-7 on the season and is traveling to San Marcos for its final non-conference match of the season
-In the first RPI of the season, TCU checks in at No. 49 with the 25th best schedule in the country 
-The Horned Frogs are a young team with eight of the current nine true or redshirt freshmen having seen action this season 
-True freshmen Dani Dennison, Sarah Swanson and Allye Beth Deaton have appeared in every match 
-Ashleigh Martin has started a `Marty Party' this year as the junior leads the team with 3.00 kills per set and double-digit kills in nine of the last 13 matches 
-Anna Walsh is becoming one of the most efficient hitters in the Big 12 as the junior hit above .300 in eight of the last 10 matches and 10 matches this season 
-Walsh has put down double-digit kills in nine matches this season and leads the team in Big 12 only match with 3.59 kills per set and .364 hitting clip 
-The junior is also being defensive at the net and is ranked seventh in Big 12 only match with 1.06 blocks per set after recording a season-high 8.0 block at West Virginia 
-Guiding the offense is two experienced setters in seniors Lamprini Konstantindou and Kaylee Smith who are dishing out 6.32 and 5.02 assists per set, respectively 
-Dennison has been the anchor in the back row and is ranked second in the Big 12 with 4.82 digs per set after leading the league through the first two weekends of action 
-Dennison has picked up double-digit digs in 15 of the 16 matches played this season and 20+ in five 
-The highest ranked recruit to ever enroll at TCU in Abigail Buckingham has slowly made her way onto the court and is good for 2.89 kills per set when she sees action 
-Deaton has been a steady contributor for TCU this season as the freshman is putting down 2.82 kills per set with a .231 hitting clip 

Scouting the Opponent: Texas State
-Texas State enters the match on a five-match winning streak with all of the wins coming in a 3-0 sweep
-The Bobcats are positioned near the top of the Sunbelt Conference with a 5-1 mark and hold the most wins in the conference overall at 13-7 on the season
-Megan Porter leads the offensive efforts for Texas State with 3.19 kills per set and is also picking up 3.22 digs per set on defense
-Madison Daigle (2.55 kills/set), Jaliyah Bolden (2.61 kills/set) and Amy Pflughaupt (2.83 kills/set) are also contributing offensively
-Daigle is the Bobcats most efficient hitter with a .290 hitting clip and is also leading the charge at the net with 1.23 blocks per set
-The setting responsibilities are being split currently between Erin Hoppe (7.00 assists/set) and Brooke Johnson (5.02 assists/set)
-Micah Dinwiddie is pacing the back row with 3.80 digs per set with Pflughaupt (2.83 digs/set), Johnson (2.19 digs/set) and Mattie Adams (2.29 digs/set) also picking up the digs for Texas State

Recap: Texas
-The largest crowd of the season of over 2,000 fans were in attendance on Sunday with the No. 5 Texas Longhorns ultimately coming out on top over the TCU volleyball team with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-21) victory
-The Horned Frogs and the Longhorns had a tight battle to start the match but a late run proved to be the difference as Texas took the opening set
-After going up 2-0 with a win in set two, TCU fought back after being down four to take the lead in the third set at 19-16
-Texas did not back down and used a 9-2 run to close out the set and take the match in straight sets
-Abigail Buckingham led the TCU offense with 11 kills and a .400 hitting clip with Anna Walsh chipping in eight kills
-Dani Dennison was good for 12 digs in the match with Berklie Baker picking up nine digs
-Lamprini Konstantinidou and Kaylee Smith guided the offense with 19 assists and 13 assists, respectively.


 

 

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