Volleyball Travels to No. 1 Texas

Coach Prentice Lewis

Coach Prentice Lewis

Oct. 29, 2013

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team will begin the second half of Big 12 play by traveling to Austin, Texas to take on No. 1 Texas on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The match will air live on the Longhorn Network.

This will be the seventh meeting between the Horned Frogs (13-9, 2-6 Big 12) and the Longhorns (15-2, 8-0 Big 12) and this will be the first time in program history that TCU has faced the No. 1 team in the nation.

-The Horned Frogs begin the second half of Big 12 play by traveling to Austin to take on No. 1 Texas.
-TCU dropped both of its games last week with a narrow loss coming at the hands of Oklahoma (3-2) Wednesday night, before being swept by Iowa State (3-0) on Saturday.
-Yvonne Igodan continues to pace the TCU offense with 213 kills on the season and 2.70 kills per set.
-Igodan and Natalie Gower rank in the top 10 in the conference in hitting percentage at No. 7 (.320) and No. 5 (.332), respectively.
-Alexia Heist and Trisha Langely are guiding the TCU offense with 440 and 340 assists, respectively, while Langley leads the team with 22 service aces.
-Shane Peters is roaming the back court as libero and leads the team with 274 digs and 3.56 digs per set, including recording a career-high 27 digs against Oklahoma.
-Mattie Burleson is taking charge at the net and is ranked No. 8 in the Big 12 in blocks per set with 1.07 and leads the team with 79 blocks.

-TCU and Texas are meeting for the seventh time, with the Longhorns holding a 6-0 advantage in the series.
-The teams first met in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2009, which Texas won 3-0.
-In the two meetings last fall in Big 12 play, Texas won both tilts, with the Longhorns sweeping both matches.
-In the first conference match this season, Haley Eckerman and Bailey Webster led the Longhorns to a 3-0 win in Fort Worth.
-First Meeting: Dec. 4, 2009 - Texas 3, TCU 0
-Last Meeting: Sept. 25, 2013 - Texas 3, TCU 0

-Texas enters the match on an 11-match winning streak and an 8-0 start in the first half of conference action.
-The Longhorns are No. 1 in the AVCA poll for the second time this season after being tabbed the preseason favorites in August.
-Chloe Collins was recently named Big 12 Rookie of the Week after finishing tied for first in the league with 12.00 assists per set.
-Collins recorded 26 assists against West Virginia and 34 against Kansas State and guided Texas to a .366 team hitting percentage over the two matches.
-In the team's 11-game winning streak, All-Americans Bailey Webster and Haley Eckerman are pacing the Longhorn offense with 154 and 137 kills, respectively.
-Webster and Eckerman are both averaging over 3.00 kills per set, with Webster at 3.85 kills per set and Eckerman chipping in 3.61 kills per set.
-Texas boasts one of the toughest home courts to play on, with the Longhorns having won 44 consecutive Big 12 Conference matches in Gregory Gym.
-The Longhorns have eclipsed the .300 hitting percentage mark seven times this season including six times in the last eight matches.
-Defensively, Sarah Palmer has 232 digs on the season and 3.62 digs per set, while Khat Bell leads the team at the net with 1.10 blocks per set.

-For the first time in program-history, TCU will be facing off against the No. 1 team in the nation when it meets up with Texas.
-The highest ranked opponent TCU has beaten is No. 13 Colorado State, which came on Nov. 8, 2008.
-TCU is 5-44 against ranked opponents and under coach Prentice Lewis, the Horned Frogs are 5-34 against ranked opponents.
-TCU's first win against a ranked opponent came on Nov. 15, 2007, when the Horned Frogs beat then-No. 17 Colorado State 3-2 (22-30, 30-22, 22-30, 30-28, 18-16).
-TCU's last win against a ranked opponent came on Nov. 10, 2011, when the Horned Frogs beat then-No. 23 Colorado State 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 20-25, 15-11).
-In 2012, TCU faced a school-record nine ranked opponents in a single season.

-TCU is making appearances on the FOX Broadcasting channel six times this season and other stations a total of 10 times.
-The Frogs won their first television match of the season and home opener against North Texas on Sept. 11, 3-0 and defeated Stephen F. Austin 3-1 in the team's second TV match.
-Big 12 matches against Texas (Sept. 25), West Virginia (Oct. 2), at Baylor (Oct. 16) and Oklahoma (Oct. 23) will also get the television coverage on FSSW+ and FOX Sports Southwest.
-The Frogs will also be getting coverage at Kansas on Sept. 28 (MetroSports/ESPN3), at Kansas State on Oct. 5 (FOX College Sports Central/K-StateHD.TV), at Texas on Oct. 30 (Longhorn Network) and at Oklahoma on Nov. 13 (Sooner Sports TV).

-Audio for all awayTCU 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 2013 season.
-Video for all home TCU matches, that are not live on television, 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.



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