Volleyball Opens Up Home Stand Against UNLV Thursday

Oct. 14, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs will wrap up their first round of play in conference action Thursday night when they host UNLV. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. at the University Rec Center.  The match also begins a stretch of three straight home matches over the next two weeks. TCU is 16-5 on the season and 5-2 in conference play.

• The Horned Frogs went 1-1 on their most recent road trip.
• The one victory was an historical one as they defeated BYU 3-0 on their home court for TCU's first-ever win in Provo.
Kourtney Edwards and Christy Hudson paced the team with 24 kills each over the weekend.
• TCU is currently third in the league iwth a 5-2 record, that includes a 3-2 mark on the road.
• The Frogs match against UNLV marks the end of the first half of the conference schedule.
• The NCAA released the RPI report on Monday and the Frogs are currently ranked 58th, the third-highest RPI in the league.

• UNLV enters the match with a 4-10 record and a 2-4 mark in league play.
• The Rebels have played four of their first six conference matches at home this season.
• UNLV's schedule has been a tough one as they've faced off against No. 8 Florida, No. 9 ULCA, UC Santa Barbara and Oregon State.
• They are just 1-8 this season in three-set matches.
• Sophomore Cursty Jackson leads the team with an average of 3.18 kills per set and 0.98 blocks per set.
• Kela Lau Hee is the defensive leader with an average of 3.15 digs per set.

• The Frogs and the Rebels will be meeting for the 11th time on the court.
• UNLV holds and 8-2 edge, but the Frogs have claimed the latest victory in the series.
• TCU defeated UNLV 3-1 in 2008 at the University Rec Center.
• Since joining the league in 2005, the Frogs are 1-7 against the Rebels.



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