Home Stretch Begins With No. 22 Iowa State

Stephanie Holland and the Frogs look to get back on track against Iowa State.

Stephanie Holland and the Frogs look to get back on track against Iowa State.

Oct. 26, 2012

TCU MATCH NOTES // ISU MATCH NOTES

FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team begins its second trek through the Big 12 round-robin slate Saturday when No. 22 Iowa State visits the University Rec Center for the first time. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.

The Horned Frogs are 13-8 overall and went 2-6 in their first trip through the Big 12. The Cyclones are 12-7 and 6-3 in the league. In their last matches, TCU fell 3-1 at No. 21 Kansas on Oct. 20, while ISU was a 3-1 winner over the Jayhawks on Oct. 24.

In the first meeting between the two schools, Iowa State claimed a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) win in Ames. Stephanie Holland led the Frogs with 11 kills, while Sloane Sunstrum added 10 kills and 11 digs. Jamie Straube had 12 kills for the Cyclones.
 
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.34 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .331. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.28 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.48 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 Saturday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com.

PLENTY OF PINK AT THE URC
Saturday’s match is the inaugural “Frogs for the Cure” match for the TCU volleyball program. Frogs for the Cure, which benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation has been a previous initiative with TCU football, basketball and baseball.

Fans are encouraged to wear the 2012 Frogs for the Cure t-shirt for a $3 ticket to the match. To date, Frogs for the Cure has raised $150,000 for breast cancer research.

LAST TIME OUT: NO. 21 KANSAS 3, TCU 1
TCU’s women’s volleyball team dropped a four-set decision (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) to No. 21 Kansas on Saturday inside KU’s Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Horned Frogs slipped to 13-8 overall on the year and 2-6 in the Big 12. The host Jayhawks improved to 19-3 and 7-1.

Overall statistically, KU held a 66-49 edge in kills and a 51-48 advantage in kills. KU hit .277 for the match, while the Frogs were at .244. Burleson, Sunstrum and Holland each had 10 kills and Burleson added 6 blocks, including two solo stops. Heist set a career high with 16 assists.

RESETTING THE SCHEDULE
In the Big 12 schedule, each team gets a chance at redemption as teams make one trip through the other eight squads, then turn around and do it again.

*After opening its first Big 12 slate playing West Virginia and Texas Tech (9th and 8th in the Big 12 standings, respectively), TCU opens round two with Iowa State (T-3rd) and Texas (1st).
*In the first trip from the schedule, TCU played two teams (Iowa State and Kansas State) that it had never previously faced and went 2-6.

FACING THE RANKED
When TCU faces Iowa State on Saturday, it will be in the midst of facing three-straight opponents from the top-25 and in four of the last five matches.
 
*TCU is 5-36 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 5-27 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.

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 moved into third all-time at TCU in consecutive matches played at Kansas by appearing in her 118th-straight matches. She is three out of second all-time and nine behind Tori Barlow for the most all-time.
*Munce is in fourth all-time at TCU for assists with 3,220. She is 66 assists out of third.
*Horio is also in the top-10 all-time for assists at TCU with 1,152, checking in at seventh. She played setter in 2010 when Megan Munce suffered a season-ending knee injury.
*Horio moved up to fifth all-time at TCU with 12 digs at Kansas. She now has 1,1168 for her career and is five out of fourth place. Munce entered the top-10 as well at 944 career digs.

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
This season, and historically, TCU has had its most sucess when getting out to a 1-0 lead. By contrast, TCU has won just twice in the 10 times this season it has dropped the first set.

*The Horned Frogs are 11-0 this season when winning the first set and 2-8 when failing to win the first set.
*The two wins came on the road at Arizona and at West Virginia. In home matches this season, TCU is 7-0 when winning the first set.
*With Prentice Lewis as head coach, TCU is 172-27 when winning the first set, but only 38-111 when dropping the first set.


 

 


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