Emily Kirby and the Frogs travel to Baylor on Wednesday.
Oct. 16, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES
FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team looks to get back on track Wednesday when it makes its shortest road trip of the year to Waco to face Baylor. First serve is set for 7 p.m., from Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
The Horned Frogs are 13-6 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12. The Bears are 14-7 and are just behind TCU in the Big standings at 1-5. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 14 Kansas State in its last match, while Baylor fell 3-0 at Oklahoma.
TCU has dropped four-straight Big 12 matches, with three of those coming to ranked opponents and another to Oklahoma, who would have been ranked No. 26 had the poll gone that far. The Frogs and Bears are meeting for the sixth-straight season.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.48 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .328. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.24 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.52 aces per set.
ON THE AIR AND ON THE WEB
Audio for all TCU volleyball matches is available through FrogVision on TCU’s Official 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 Wednesday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com. Live video, which requires a CBS Sports All-Access subscription, is available on baylorbears.com.
LAST TIME OUT: NO. 14 KANSAS STATE 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team fell in a three-set decision (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) to No. 14 Kansas State on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,085 fans inside the TCU University Recreation Center. The Horned Frogs fell to 13-6 and 2-4 in Big 12 action. The visiting Wildcats improved to 17-2 and 4-2 in the league.
Sloane Sunstrum led the Frogs with 10 kills and three blocks, while Burleson chipped in nine kills and three blocks. Sutton Sunstrum set a career high with seven kills and tied Horio for the team lead with eight digs.
TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS BAYLOR
TCU and Baylor are meeting for the sixth-straight season and ninth time overall. Baylor holds a 7-1 edge, but the Horned Frogs won the last meeting on Sept. 13, 2011, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 27-25).
*TCU is 0-3 all-time in its trips south to Waco. In its last visit to the Ferrell Center, TCU trailed 0-2 before forcing a fifth set and falling 3-2 (25-15, 26-24, 19-25, 26-28, 12-15).
*The first matchup between the two schools was a 3-0 Baylor win in Denton on Aug. 31, 1996, the third match in TCU volleyball history.
*TCU and Baylor face each other for the first time as conference foes, as TCU added volleyball in the year following the dissolution of the Southwest Conference.
With TCU and Baylor being just 87 miles away from one another, some connections exist between the teams’ rosters, as well as the two universities.
*TCU was located in Waco from 1895 to 1910, before moving to its current home in Fort Worth.
*Horned Frogs sophomore middle blocker Mattie Burleson and Baylor sophomore outside hitter Tori Cox played on the same club volleyball team, Oklahoma Peak Performance, for three years.
*The duo led Oklahoma Peak Performance to a third-place finish at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships in 2009.
*Baylor freshman outside hitter Thea Munch-Soegaard is the younger sister of former TCU tennis standout Nina Munch-Soegaard. Nina was a singles All-American for the Horned Frogs women’s team in 2009.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
While senior Megan Munce has already set the TCU record for aces in a career this season, she and Meghan Horio are climbing TCU’s career records charts in other categories as well.
*Horio is fourth all-time at TCU in consecutive matches played after appearing in 116-straight matches. She is one out of third all-time and 11 behind Tori Barlow for the most all-time.
*Munce is in fourth all-time at TCU for assists with 3,153. She is 133 assists out of third place all-time.
*Horio is also in the top-10 all-time for assists at TCU with 1,149, checking in at seventh. She played setter in 2010 when Megan Munce suffered a season-ending knee injury.
*Horio moved to sixth all-time at TCU with 19 digs against Oklahoma. She now has 1,137 for her career and is 29 out of fifth place.
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 this year.
*Her eight double-doubles are tied for third in the Big 12, trailing only Baylor’s Kate Harris (12) and West Virginia’s Brittany Sample (11).
*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.
*TCU, Kansas State and Texas Tech are the only teams in the league to have two players rank in the top-10 for double-doubles.