Horned Frogs Hit the Road Again

Sloane Sunstrum and the Frogs travel to Kansas State.

Sloane Sunstrum and the Frogs travel to Kansas State.

Nov. 9, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team plays its second road match of the week Saturday when it travels to No. 17 Kansas State for a 3 p.m., matchup. It’s one of just two road matches left on TCU’s schedule.

The Horned Frogs are 14-10 overall and are 3-8 in Big 12 play. The Wildcats are 20-5 and are fourth in the Big 12 at 7-5. TCU got back in the win column last Wednesday with a 3-0 win at Texas Tech, while K-State fell 3-1 to No. 23 Kansas.

In the first meeting of 2012 between the two schools, K-State picked up a 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) win in Fort Worth. Sloane Sunstrum had 10 kills and Mattie Burleson added nine for the Frogs. Three Wildcats posted 10+ kills in the match.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.30 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .326 after 17 kills at Texas Tech. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.29 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.43 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 Saturday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com.

TCU’s women’s volleyball team got back in the win column Wednesday evening with a 3-0 (32-30, 25-22, 25-19) win over Texas Tech inside the Red Raiders’ United Spirit Arena. The Horned Frogs improved to 14-10 on the year and 3-8 in Big 12 play. TCU won for the fourth-straight time against its interstate rival and swept the season series.

Overally statistically, Igodan led the Frogs with 17 kills, while Sloane Sunstrum and Burleson added nine apiece. Igodan’s 17 were a Big 12-season high and she hit .438 for the match. TCU held a 44-43 kill advantage and a .240-.145 edge in hitting percentage. The Frogs improved to 12-0 on the year when winning set one.

The Oct. 13 matchup between TCU and Kansas State in Fort Worth was the first meeting all-time between the two schools. That was a 3-0 decision for the then No. 14 Wildcats.
*TCU has played two matches in its history in the state of Kansas, both against Big 12 foe Kansas.
*The Horned Frogs won in Lawrence in 1999, but fell 3-1 there earlier this year.

For the third time in the Big 12 season, TCU is playing back-to-back matches on the road. With wins at West Virginia and at Texas Tech, the Horned Frogs are 2-4 on the road this season in the league.
*In true road matches all season, TCU is 4-4, while amassing a 3-1 mark in neutral site matches.
*During its Big 12 road matches when TCU flies to its location, the Frogs are 2-2, but are 0-2 on bus trips.
*After Saturday, TCU wil have just one road match left on the schedule to go along with three home matches.

Kansas State is the fourth ranked opponent in the last five matches for TCU. After Saturday’s match, TCU will have faced eight opponents ranked in the AVCA top-25.
*TCU is 5-38 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 5-29 against foes in the top-25.
*Before this season, the most ranked opponents TCU had played in one season was five in 2006. Including Kansas State, two more currently-ranked opponents remain on the schedule.
*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.
*Four Big 12 teams are currently in the AVCA top-25 and five are ranked among the top 28 in the NCAA RPI.



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