Horned Frogs Travel to Texas Tech

Sloane Sunstrum has led the Frogs offensively during the Big 12 season.

Sloane Sunstrum has led the Frogs offensively during the Big 12 season.

Nov. 6, 2012

TCU MATCH NOTES

FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team looks to get back on track Wednesday when it travels to Texas Tech for a 6 p.m., matchup. The match will be televised live on Fox College Sports and is the second meeting of 2012 between the programs.

The Horned Frogs are 13-10 overall and are 2-8 in league play. The Red Raiders are 13-14 and sit one match behind TCU in the Big 12 standings are 2-9. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 7 Texas in its last match, while TTU fell 3-0 to Iowa State.

In the first meeting of 2012 between the two schools, TCU picked up a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-15) win in its second Big 12 match and conference home opener. Yvonne Igodan had 11 kills, while Stephanie Holland chipped in 10 for TCU. Miara Cave led the Raiders with eight kills.
 
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.21 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .319. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.30 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.44 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.

LAST TIME OUT: NO. 7 TEXAS 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team fell in a three-set decision Wednesday (25-17, 25-16, 25-17) to No. 7 Texas in front of the eighth-largest crowd in program history inside the TCU University Recreation Center. The Horned Frogs slipped to 13-10 overall and 2-8 in Big 12 play. The Longhorns improved to 19-3 and 11-0.

Mattie Burleson had nine kills overall to lead TCU offensively, while Meghan Horio had a team-best 11 digs. The Frogs posted 30 kills, to mark the 23rd time in 23 matches this season they have reached at least 30 kills.

TELEVISED FROGS
Wednesday’s match at Texas Tech will be carried live on Fox College Sports, marking the third time this season TCU has played in front of a nationally-televised audience.

*TCU’s previous two televised matches were at Texas (Oct. 3) and home for Texas (Oct. 31). They were on the Longhorn Network and ESPNU, respectively.
*Next Wednesday’s home match against Baylor has also been picked up for television and can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest.
*The Oct. 31 match against Texas was the first time TCU had appeared on one of the ESPN Family of Networks.

TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS TEXAS TECH
TCU and Texas are meeting for the second and final time this season, as well as for the sixth time in each program’s history. Additionally, the two schools are meeting for the third time in the last two seasons.
 
*With a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-15) win on Sept. 26, TCU evened the series at three wins apiece.
*TCU has won three-straight times in the series that took a hiatus from 2001 to 2008. The Horned Frogs were winners in 2008 (3-2), 2011 (3-1) and earlier in 2012 (3-0).
*TCU and Texas Tech met for three-straight years from 1999-2001 with the Red Raiders picking up 3-0 wins each time.
*The Horned Frogs are 1-2 all-time in Lubbock, while Prentice Lewis is 3-0 against Texas Tech as TCU’s head coach.

MAKING CONNECTIONS
With TCU and Texas Tech both recruiting multiple players from the state of Texas, some connections exist between the two rosters.

*TCU sophomore Stephanie Holland (Richardson) and TTU sophomore Rachel Brummitt (Plano) both played for Texas Advantage Volleyball 17 Open team. The duo helped lead the squad to a national championship in 2010.
*TCU freshman Alexia Heist and TTU sophomore Megan Dominguez, both of El Paso, were members of the Wildfire Volleyball Club.

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 third all-time at TCU in consecutive matches played. She appeared in her 120th in a row against Texas and is one out of second-place all-time.
*Munce is in fourth all-time at TCU for assists with 3,256. She is 30 assists out of third.
*Horio is also in the top-10 all-time for assists at TCU with 1,166, checking in at seventh. She played setter in 2010 when Megan Munce suffered a season-ending knee injury.
*Horio moved up to fourth all-time at TCU with 11 digs against Iowa State. She now has 1,190 for her career and is seven out of third place. Munce entered the top-10 as well at 955 career digs.


 

 


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