Nov. 1, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas -
A pair pivotal conference matches are set to take place this weekend as the TCU Horned Frog volleyball team hosts BYU and Utah beginning Thursday. The Frogs are just one game behind BYU in the standings and are tied with Utah for fourth. Both matches are slated for a 7 p.m. start time at the University Rec Center.
TCU Horned Frogs
The Frogs have guaranteed themselves another winning season, their second straight and fourth in the last five seasons.
TCU held on to defeat New Mexico, 3-2, last Friday, giving it its sixth conference win, the most victories in league play since joining the Mountain West.
With one more home victory in 2007, the Horned Frogs will establish a school record for home wins. They won 12 a year ago and have won 12 this season.
Kourtney Edwards continues to pace the Frogs in kills (350), percentage (.354) and blocks (122).
BYU comes into the match just a game ahead of the Frogs in the standings at 7-4 and are 15-6 overall.
Away from home, the Cougars have compiled a 8-4 mark, including a 6-3 record on an opponent's home court.
Chelsea Goodman is the leading offensive threat for the Cougars, averaging nearly 4.5 kills per game.
Defensively, Annie Pinegar paces the Cougars in the backrow with almost four digs a set.
The TCU vs. BYU Series
Thursday's meeting against the Cougar's will be the 11th in the all-time series.
TCU is still searching for its first win as the Cougars are 10-0 against the Frogs.
The Frogs dropped a 3-0 decision earlier this season at BYU.
BYU is 4-0 all-time in Fort Worth.
The Frogs came close to defeating the Cougars in 2005 when they took them to a five-game set, eventually succumbing by a 15-10 score in the decisive game.
The Utes are tied for fourth in the league standings at 6-5, but are just 10-12 on the season.
Away from home, the Cougars have compiled a 5-7 mark, including a 4-4 record on an opponent's home court.
Kathryn Haynie is the leading offensive threat for the Utes, averaging nearly 3.6 kills per game.
Defensively, Connie Dangerfield paces the Utes in the backrow with almost four digs a set.
The TCU vs. Utah Series
Friday's meeting against the Cougar's will be the ninth in the all-time series.
Utah holds the series advantage with a 7-1 mark against the Frogs.
TCU claimed its first-ever win over Utah earlier this season with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win in Salt Lake City.
In that contest, Calli Corley set a career-high with 33 digs and became the all-time career leader in digs.
Utah is 3-0 all-time in Fort Worth.