TCU Hosts Red Raiders in Sellout
Nov. 17, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas - The eighth sold out crowd of the season will be on hand on Wednesday, Nov. 18, as the TCU volleyball team welcomes Texas Tech for a 7 p.m., showdown in the University Recreation Center.
The match between the Horned Frogs (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) and the Red Raiders (14-13, 3-10 Big 12) will air live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus with Chuck LaMendola and Pam Lea on the call.
Live Stats & Audio
First Meeting: 10/17/99 - Texas Tech wins 3-0 (15-6, 15-6, 15-5)
Scouting The Opponent
Leading the offensive charge for Texas Tech is Lauren Douglass who is putting down 3.02 kills per set. Douglass is also the most efficient hitter for the Red Raiders with a .382 hitting clip. Meghan Stacy and Jenna Allen are also contributing to the offense with 2.79 and 2.75 kills per set, respectively, while Sarah Redding is good for 2.16 kills per set. Dishing out the assists for the offense is junior setter Marguerite Grubb who is averaging 10.26 assists per set.
The back row is patrolled by libero Carlie Foust, who is picking up 5.05 digs per set which is ranked No. 27 nationally and No. 2 in the league. At the net, Brianna Grant is stuffing 1.05 blocks per set, while Douglass is chipping in 0.95 blocks per set.
We Meet Again: First Meeting With Texas Tech Recap
After a sluggish start with the team falling behind by as much as eight in the first set, the Horned Frogs had to battle back with Martin knocking down six kills, while the team totaled 6.5 blocks in the set to complete a comeback against the Red Raiders and start the run towards the ninth sweep of the season.
TCU would go on to control the remainder of the match and finished with 15.5 total blocks for the team's 10th double-digit blocking match of the season and third in the last four matches.
Martin finished with a career- and match-high 13 kills, to go along with a career-high seven blocks. Ashley Smith notched her eighth double-double of the season and 20th of her career with 11 kills and 10 digs on the day. Alexia Heist was able to put in her third double-double of the season and 22nd of her career with 18 assists and 12 digs on the day.
Last Time Out: Kansas Recap
After dropping the opening two sets, the Horned Frogs battled back and were leading 19-17 in the third set but the Jayhawks would not let the set slip away and took eight of the final nine points to close out the match in three sets.
Natalie Gower was the leader on the team offensively and defensively for the second straight match, as the junior put down a team-high eight kills on the day, while also staying tough at the net for four blocks. Jillian Bergeson, Ashley Smith and Regan McGuire each chipped in five kills on the day for the Frogs.
Defensively, Bergeson and Sutton Sunstrum picked up double-digit digs against Kansas. Sunstum led the team with 11 digs, while Bergeson was able to record 10 digs.
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