Oct. 12, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES // KSU MATCH NOTES
FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team plays its third ranked team in four matches Saturday when No. 14 Kansas State visits the TCU University Rec Center for a 1 p.m., tilt.
The Horned Frogs are 13-5 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12. The Wildcats are 16-2 and are just ahead of TCU in the Big standings at 3-2. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision to Oklahoma in its last match and has fallen in three-straight matches. K-State fell 3-0 to Texas in its last time on the court.
TCU is battling a rough portion of its schedule that saw them travel to No. 19 Iowa State and No. 9 Texas before returning home to face Oklahoma, who was 26th if the poll had gone that far. K-State is the nation’s No. 14 team.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.54 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .333. Stephanie Holland has posted double-digit kills in four of TCU’s five conference matches this season and leads with 3.00 kills per set in league play.
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: OKLAHOMA 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-23) decision to Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon in front of 965 fans inside the TCU University Recreation Center. The Horned Frogs fell to 13-5 on the season and 2-3 in the Big 12. The Sooners, who would be ranked 26th if the poll went that far, improved to 14-5 and 3-1.
Yvonne Igodan had 11 kills, Stephanie Holland had 10, while Sloane Sunstrum added eight and 13 digs. Megan Munce had five kills, five digs and 39 assists. Meghan Horio led the Frogs defensively with 19 digs. TCU held a 49-41 edge in total kills, but OU had the advantage in aces (5-1) and blocks (11.0-6.0).
NICE TO MEET YOU
Saturday’s match will be the first meeting all-time between TCU and Kansas State. In their history, the Horned Frogs have faced only one school from the state of Kansas (KU). That was a five-set TCU win in 1999.
*Through 18 matches this season, nine of those have come against opponents that the Horned Frogs have never faced in their history. K-State represents the 10th.
*In those nine matches this season, TCU is 6-3. The Frogs knocked off Alabama A&M, Army, Lipscomb, Arizona, Iona and Lehigh, while falling to Northern Colorado, USC and Iowa State.
FACING THE RANKED
When TCU faces Kansas State on Saturday, it will cap a stretch that has seen the Horned Frogs play three of the four Big 12 squads in the AVCA Coaches Poll top 25 in their last four matches.
*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.
*The league also has four teams ranked in the top 17of the NCAA RPI ratings, including Kansas State at No. 9.
*A year ago, the Big 12 finished No. 1 in conference RPI ratings.
FROM THE HOLLAND ROAD
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 four of five Big 12 matches, the southpaw has posted double-digit kills.
*Holland leads the Horned Frogs with 3.00 kills per set in Big 12 matches. She is seventh in the league in Big 12 matches only.
*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 the match with Oklahoma, Holland had 10 kills.
*Also at Iowa State, Holland set a career high with eight digs and narrowly missed out on her first-career double-double.
*Holland is second on the team in attack percentage (.234) in Big 12 matches and has posted 51 total kills in those five matches, after having just 69 in nonconference action.
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 five 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 tied for third in the Big 12, trailing only Baylor’s Kate Harris (11) and West Virginia’s Brittany Sample (10).
*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 is tied for 10th in the league with four double-doubles in 2012.
ON THE DEFENSE
While libero Meghan Horio leads the Horned Frogs at 3.81 digs per set, TCU has four players averaging at least two digs per set in the Frogs’ complex defensive system.
*Setter Megan Munce is second on the team at 2.73 digs per set and has led the Frogs in digs four times this season.
*Each of the four at better than 2.0 digs per set have led the Frogs in digs at least once this season. Horio has 13 times, Munce four times, while Sloane Sunstrum and Sutton Sunstrum each have twice. The total is more than 18 due to players tying for the team lead.
*Horio, Munce and Sloane Sunstrum are all seniors, but TCU’s other defensive leader, Sutton Sunstrum, is a freshman. Sutton Sunstrum has double-digit digs in three Big 12 matches.
*Against Oklahoma, three Frogs made it into double digits for digs, with Horio leading the way at 19. The Sunstrum sisters had 13 digs apiece.