Horned Frogs Head to No. 21 Kansas

Megan Munce leads the Big 12 in aces.

Megan Munce leads the Big 12 in aces.

Oct. 19, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team closes out its first of two trips through the Big 12 slate Saturday when it travels to No. 21 Kansas. First serve is set for 1 p.m., from KU’s Horejsi Family Athletics Center.

The Horned Frogs are 13-7 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks are 18-3 and sit in second place in the league at 6-1. TCU dropped a 3-2 decision at Baylor in its last match, while Kansas knocked off No. 14 Kansas State, 3-1.

TCU has dropped five-straight Big 12 matches, with three of those coming to ranked opponents. The Frogs are kicking off another stretch of their schedule that sees them play three-straight foes currently ranked among the nation’s top-25.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.40 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .327. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.27 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.51 aces per set.

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 at kuathletics.com.

TCU’s women’s volleyball team fell in dramatic fashion Wednesday evening, 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-13), to Baylor inside the Bears’ Ferrell Center. The Horned Frogs dropped to 13-7 on the year and 2-5 in Big 12 action. Host Baylor improved to 14-7 and evened with TCU at 2-5 in the league.

Overall, Sutton Sunstrum had her first-career double-double with a career-best 15 kills and career-best 22 digs. Sloane Sunstrum’s match-high 26 digs were a career high and the senior added a season-best 16 kills. Megan Munce also had a double-double, her ninth of the season, with 42 assists and 10 digs.

TCU and Baylor are meeting for just the second time and first time since 1999. On Sept. 10 of that year, TCU went to Lawrence and claimed a 3-2 win over the Jayhawks.

*The matchup in 1999 was when sets were decided at 15 points and the Horned Frogs claimed a 5-15, 15-13, 9-15, 15-9, 15-5 triumph.
*TCU head coach Prentice Lewis has never faced KU head coach Ray Bechard, as she did not take over the Horned Frog program until 2002.

After Saturday’s match, TCU will have completed its first of two true round-robin trips through the Big 12 schedule. The Horned Frogs are 2-5 in their first slate through the league.

*The schedule is a round robin in that all teams face each other, before playing another a second time.
*In the first trip from the schedule, TCU played two teams (Iowa State and Kansas State) that it had never previously faced.

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 5-35 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 5-26 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 19 of the NCAA RPI ratings, including Kansas at No. 13. A year ago, the Big 12 finished No. 1 in conference RPI ratings.

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 tied for third all-time at TCU in consecutive matches played after appearing in 117-straight matches. She is four out of second all-time and 10 behind Tori Barlow for the most all-time.
*Munce is in fourth all-time at TCU for assists with 3,195. She is 91 assists out of third place all-time.
*Horio is also in the top-10 all-time for assists at TCU with 1,`5`, 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 1,154 for her career and is 2 out of fifth place. Munce entered the top-10 for digs as well with 939 for her career.

Against Baylor, TCU had three players log double-doubles for the first time all season and the first time since last year’s Oct. 13, 2011 win at Wyoming. Megan Munce, Sloane Sunstrum and Sutton Sunstrum each recorded a double-double.

*Munce had 42 assists to go along with 10 digs for her team-leading ninth double-double of the year.
*Her nine double-doubles are tied for third in the Big 12, trailing only Baylor’s Kate Harris (13) and West Virginia’s Brittany Sample (11).
*In the aforementioned match at Wyoming, Munce recorded one of the seven triple-doubles in TCU history with 10 kills, 50 assists and 17 digs.
*Sloane Sunstrum is tied for 10th in the league with five double-doubles in 2012. She had 16 kills and 26 digs against the Bears. The dig figure was a career high.
*Sutton Sunstrum tallied her first-career double-double on 15 kills and 23 digs. Both of those totals were career highs.
*Munce now has 34 career double-doubles to rank fifth all-time at TCU in the category. Sloane Sunstrum has 10 career double-doubles.

In TCU’s five-set loss at Baylor on Oct. 17, sisters Sloane (a senior) and Sutton (a freshman) Sunstrum led the Horned Frogs offensively and both posted career- and season-highs.

*The Sunstrums were responsible for 31 of TCU’s 63 kills in the match, as well as 49 of TCU’s 97 digs. They combined for 33.0 of TCU’s 78.0 points. Of TCU’s 208 total attacks in the match, 106 of them went through either Sloane or Sutton Sunstrum.
*Sloane set a season-high with 16 kills and posted a career-high with 26 digs. The numbers equated into her fifth double-double of the season. Her previous career-best mark for digs was 17 in 2011.
*Sutton recorded her first career double-double with 15 kills and 23 digs. Coming into the match, her career high for kills was seven and her high mark for digs was 14.
*Just the second set of sisters to play for TCU, they became the first to record a double-double in the same match.



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