Volleyball Welcomes Texas Tech
Oct. 11, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's volleyball team is set to welcome Texas Tech to the University Recreation Center on Sat, Oct. 12 for a 5 p.m. matchup.
The Horned Frogs (12-6, 1-3 Big 12) are looking to rebound from a five-set heartbreaking loss to Kansas State last weekend, while the Red Raiders (7-12, 0-4 Big 12) are looking for their first conference win of the season after dropping their first four conference contests.
Yvonne Igodan still leads TCU with 179 kils and 2.84 kills per set, while also leading the team in conference matched with 44 kills and 2.93 kills per set. Igodan sits at No. 6 in the Big 12 with a team-high .338 hitting percentage, while also chipping in 48 blocks and 0.76 blocks per set.
TCU's defensive front is led by Shane Peters who recorded a season- and career-high 23 digs against the Wildcats. Since taking over the libero jersey, Peters has notched nine double-digit dig matches within the last 12 games and leads the team with 212 digs and 3.31 digs per set.
Texas Tech is looking to snap its four-game losing streak when it comes to Fort Worth on Saturday. The Red Raiders started the season 5-1, before dropping five straight and 11 of the last 13 games. Breeann David is second on the team with 185 kills, but is No. 2 the Big 12 in kills per set (3.85) and is ranked at the top in points per set (4.70).
The Red Raiders boast one of the top defenses in the league and sit at No. 3 in digs with 16.14 digs per set as a team. Libero Rachel Brummitt paces the defensive effort and is No. 2 in the conference and No. 16 nationally with 5.29 digs per set.
This is the eighth meeting between the teams, with TCU holding a 4-3 advantage in the series. After losing the first three meetings, the Frogs bounced back to win the last four since 2008. Last fall, TCU defeated the Red Raiders 3-0 in both meetings and Texas Tech became the first team the Frogs swept in Big 12 play in program history.