Volleyball To Square Off Against WVU

Natalie Gower

Natalie Gower

Nov. 15, 2013

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team will hit the road to face off against West Virginia for a Noon contest on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Horned Frogs (15-12, 3-9 Big 12) and the Mountaineers (17-11, 3-9 Big 12) are both looking for a win after both teams were swept up in three sets Wednesday evening. TCU won the first matchup between the teams earlier this season, as the Frogs battled for a 3-1 win in Fort Worth.  

Live audio of the match is available at GoFrogs.com through FrogVision, with Jeff Lewis on the call.

TCU QUICK HITS
-The Horned Frogs had their two-game winning streak snapped and look to return to their winning ways, as the team heads to Morgantown.
-This is only the second time TCU has competed in Morgantown, as the Frogs took a 3-2 decision a year ago.
-Stephanie Holland has been on an offensive streak for TCU by leading the team with 60 kills and only nine errors over the last five matches for a .438 hitting clip, while also chipping in 11 total blocks.
-Yvonne Igodan continues to pace the TCU offense with 253 kills on the season and 2.61 kills per set, while Ashley Smith is the other offensive leader with 229 kills and 2.63 kills per set.
-Igodan and Natalie Gower rank in the top 10 in the conference in hitting percentage at No. 7 (.310) and No. 9 (.302), respectively.
-Alexia Heist and Trisha Langely are guiding the TCU offense with 567 and 420 assists, respectively, while Langley leads the team with 28 service aces.
-Shane Peters is roaming the back court as libero and leads the team with 339 digs and 3.53 digs per set, including recording a career-high 27 digs in the first match against Oklahoma.
-Mattie Burleson is taking charge at the net and is ranked No. 9 in the Big 12 in blocks per set with 1.09 and leads the team with 100 total blocks.

TCU VS. WEST VIRGINIA SERIES NOTES
-TCU and West Virginia are meeting for the fifth time, with the Frogs holding a 4-0 lead in the series
-The teams first met in 2009 at a tournament in Akron, before going up against each other twice last fall in conference play.
-Last fall in the first match against WVU, TCU came back from being down 2-0 for only the ninth time in the Prentice Lewis era to win the match in five.
-In the first contest this fall, the Mountaineers won the first set, but TCU came back to win the next three and handed WVU only its second loss of the season at the time.
-First Meeting: Sept. 12, 2009 - TCU 3, West Virginia 2
-Last Meeting: Oct. 2, 2013 - TCU 3, West Virginia 1

BREAKING DOWN THE OPPONENT - WEST VIRGINIA
-West Virginia is led by a youthful squad that is just one win shy of their most wins in a single season since 2004.
-The Mountaineers are 17-11 on the season and are tied in the conference standings with TCU at 3-9 in Big 12 play.
-Freshman Jordan Anderson leads the offense with 329 kills and a staggering 3.96 kills per set, which ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 38 in the nation.
-Anderson has also chipped in 213 digs and leads the team with nine double doubles on the season.
-Brittany Sample is setting up the offense and sits at 1,004 assists on the season and 10.24 assists per set.
-Anna Panagiotakopoulos leads the team with 398 digs and 4.06 digs per set, which is good for No. 4 in the conference.
-Evyn McCoy sits right above Burleson in the Big 12 block standings with 103 total blocks on the year and 1.13 blocks per set.
-Nikki Attea and Hannah Sackett are both averaging over 2.00 kills per set for the Mountaineers with 2.45 and 2.86 kills per set, respectively.

HERE COMES HOLLAND
-Junior Stephanie Holland has come alive offensively for the Horned Frogs in the last five matches.
-In the streak, Holland has recorded 60 kills and only nine errors for a .432 hitting percentage.
-Holland has notched above .333 hitting percentage in four of the five matches, while also hitting above .500 in two of the matches.
-The Richardson, Texas native has stayed tough at the net for the Frogs as well by also recording 11 total blocks in the five-game stretch and upping her total blocks to 66 on the season and 0.70 blocks per set.
-For the season, the lefty has recorded 215 kills and averages 2.29 kills per set.

LEWIS-A WINNING COACH
-With 227 victories, coach Prentice Lewis has established herself as the all-time winningest coach in TCU program history.
-The Horned Frog's 104 wins are the third most wins in the state of Texas in the last five years.
-TCU is one of only four teams in Texas to make is past the NCAA First Round in the last five years.
-In 2012, Lewis collected her 200th win at TCU with a 3-0 sweep of SMU on Aug. 31.
-In the final match of the 2012 season, Lewis guided the team to its 100th win in the URC with a 3-0 victory over West Virginia.

ON THE AIR AND ON THE WEB
-Audio for all awayTCU volleyball matches is available through FrogVision on TCU's Offical Athletics Website, GoFrogs.com. Jeff Lewis will provide play-by-play and analysis throughout the 2013 season.
-Video for all home TCU matches, that are not live on television, 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.


 

 


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