Preview: at Kansas State


Nov. 10, 2017

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MANHATTAN, Kan. - The TCU volleyball team will wrap-up a week on the road by traveling to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., inside Ahearn Field House.

The match between the Horned Frogs (10-14, 2-10 Big 12) and the Wildcats (9-16, 2-10 Big 12) will stream live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

TCU Quick Hits
-This season marks the third under the helm of alumni and Director of Volleyball Jill (Pape) Kramer 
-Kramer (1996-99) was the first scholarship volleyball player on the inaugural team in 1996 and still holds the single-season and career school records in kills and total attacks 
-Kramer has led TCU to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament, has totaled over 100 career wins in her coaching career and was recently inducted into the TCU Lettermen Hall of Fame 
-TCU is now 10-14 on the season and is wrapping up a week on the road by heading to Manhattan, Kan., to take on Kansas State 
-In the sixth RPI of the season, TCU checks in at No. 64 with the 15th best schedule in the country 
-The Horned Frogs are a young team with all nine true or redshirt freshmen having seen action this season 
-The highest ranked recruit to ever enroll at TCU in Abigail Buckingham has slowly made her way onto the court and is good for 2.98 kills per set 
-Buckingham has put down double-digit kills in eight matches this season and five of the last 10 matches and leads the team in conference matches with 3.12 kills per set and a .253 hitting clip 
-True freshmen Dani Dennison, Sarah Swanson and Berklie Baker have appeared in every match this season 
-The TCU offense has been a balanced attack this season with the rotation of pin hitters who are all hitting over 2.00 kills per set 
-Ashleigh Martin has started a `Marty Party' this year as the junior is putting down 2.69 kills per set and double-digit kills in 12 matches this season 
-Anna Walsh is becoming one of the most efficient hitters in the Big 12 as the junior has hit above .300 in 11 matches this season and in five league matches 
-Walsh has put down double-digit kills in 12 matches this season and helps lead the team in Big 12 only match with 2.98 kills per set and .286 hitting clip 
-The junior is also being defensive at the net and leads the team overall with 0.95 blocks per set and in Big 12 matches with 1.00 blocks per set 
-Guiding the offense is two experienced setters in seniors Lamprini Konstantindou and Kaylee Smith who are dishing out 6.42 and 4.78 assists per set, respectively 
-Dennison has been the anchor in the back row and is ranked second in the Big 12 with 4.46 digs per set 
-Dennison has picked up double-digit digs in 20 of the 24 matches played this season and 20+ in six 

Scouting the Opponent: Kansas State
-Kansas State is looking to snap a seven match losing streak on Saturday after dropping a 3-2 decision to Texas and 3-1 decision to Kansas this past week 
-Kylee Zumach is leading the K-State offense with 2.99 kills per set while Bryna Vogel and Alyssa Schultejans are putting down 2.42 and 2.22 kills per set, respectively 
-Peyton Williams is the most efficient hitter for the Wildcats with a .336 hitting clip while also putting down 1.93 kills per set 
-Kansas State is one of the best serving teams in the Big 12 with 1.14 service aces per set with Zumach recording 0.27 service aces per set and Brooke Smith also putting down 0.27 service aces per set 
-Defensively at the net, K-State is good for 2.04 blocks per set with Macy Flowers leading the way with 1.07 blocks per set 
-From the back row, Vogel is picking up 3.10 digs per set to help lead the team while Reilly Killeen is good for 3.53 digs per set 

Last Time We Met: 10/4/17 at TCU
-Double-digit team blocks along with four players notching double-digit kills led the TCU volleyball team to a 3-1 (28-30, 25-17, 31-29, 25-21) victory over Kansas State 
-The teams traded points to open the match until a costly service error by TCU gave Kansas State the final advantage it needed to take the opener 30-28 
-TCU learned from its late mistake and went on to hit .414 in the second set to cruise to a 25-17 win behind a balanced attack 
-The Frogs took the momentum into the third frame to go up 7-0, but the Wildcats did not back down as they would come back to tie the set on nine different occasions 
-It would take extra points, but back-to-back kills from Walsh gave TCU the 2-1 advantage in the match with a 31-29 win 
-The Frogs never looked back as they hit .302 in the fourth set on their way to coming back and taking the match in four 
-Walsh led the team for the third straight match with a season-high 18 kills, while Abigail Buckingham tied her season-high with 15 kills 
-Allye Beth Deaton scored a double-double of 14 kills and a career-high 19 digs, while Ashleigh Martin was good for 12 digs 
-TCU scored 12.0 blocks as a team with Sarah Swanson leading the defensive effort at the net with 7.0 blocks 
-Dani Dennison recorded her fifth 20+ dig match to lead the back row with 22 digs. 

Last Time Out: at #3 Texas Recap
-A battle ensued on Wednesday night in Austin, Texas inside Gregory Gym between the TCU volleyball team and No. 3 Texas but the Longhorns were able to come out on top as they took a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14) victory 
-The Horned Frogs went toe-to-toe with the ranked Longhorns but strong serving by Texas ultimately proved to be the difference as they were able to get runs in each set to get the sweep and stay undefeated in Big 12 action 
-Ashleigh Martin led TCU with 10 kills in the match to go along with three digs and two solo blocks 
-Anna Walsh chipped in nine kills and a service ace while Abigail Buckingham was good for eight kills and three digs 
-Dani Dennison paced the back row with 12 digs and Lexi MacLean also picked up 10 digs 


 

 

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