TCU Travels to Waco to Face Baylor
Nov. 10, 2015
FORT WORTH, TEXAS - A two-match road swing for the TCU volleyball team will start on Wednesday, Nov. 11, as the Horned Frogs are set to take on Baylor at 7 p.m., at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.
The match between the Horned Frogs (16-6, 6-5 Big 12) and the Bears (16-9, 4-7 Big 12) will air live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus with John Morris and Kristen Bates on the call.
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Earlier this season, TCU scored its fifth victory in the series when it came back from being down 2-1 to defeat Baylor at home in five sets.
First Meeting: 8/31/96 - Baylor wins 3-0 (15-5, 15-7, 15-11)
Scouting The Opponent
The Bears boast a balanced out offense with Andie Malloy leading the charge with 2.91 kills per set. Shelly Fanning and Katie Staiger follow closely behind and help carry the offensive load with 2.83 and 2.81 kills per set, respectively. Baylor may be running a 6-2 offense that is led by senior Amy Rosenbaum, who leads the team with 5.99 assists per set.
On the defensive side of the ball, Baylor is shutting down with 2.30 blocks per set, while also picking up 13.25 digs per set. Tola Itiola is leading the charge at the net with 1.01 blocks per set, while Jordan Vail is contributing 0.98 blocks per set. From the back row, Jana Brusek is picking up 2.41 digs per set, while Malloy is good for 2.79 digs per set.
We Meet Again: First Meeting With Baylor Recap
The Horned Frogs scored their first victory this season after being down 2-1 in the match to the Bears, TCU has won five of their last six matches to close out the first half of league action.
After dropping two of the opening three frames, TCU used a dominant fourth set where the Frogs scored 17 kills with zero errors for a .607 hitting clip and four blocks to force a decisive fifth set. The teams traded points to begin the final set but after switching sides, TCU turned up the offense as the Frogs struck down five more kills to close out the victory.
Ashley Smith led the team in kills for the 10th time this season with 17 on the night to go along with team-best 13 digs for her 10th double-double of the season. Sarita Mikals picked up 11 kills on the night, while Jillian Bergeson finished with 11 digs. Natalie Gower also had a career-night for TCU with 10 blocks, while also finishing with eight kills and no errors for a .615 hitting percentage.
Last Time Out: Iowa State Recap
In front of the seventh sold-out crowd of the season, the Horned Frogs (16-7, 6-5 Big 12) could not handle the Cyclones (15-7, 8-3 Big 12) who controlled the match from the very beginning and were able to put down 47 kills to TCU's 35 kills and record a .343 hitting percentage.
Freshman Ashleigh Martin had another career-day for TCU, as the freshman led the team with eight kills on the day for a career-high .583 hitting clip. Ashley Smith put down seven kills on the day, while Regan McGuire chipped in six kills and Jillian Bergeson put down five kills.
Defensively, Bergeson led the team with 10 digs on the day, while McGuire had three blocks.
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