Volleyball Set For Final Road Trip of 2012

Alexia Heist led the Frogs in assists in their last match.

Nov. 20, 2012


FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball teams plays the penultimate match on its regular season schedule and final road match of 2012 on Wednesday when it faces Oklahoma in Norman. First serve is set for 7 p.m., at OU’s McCasland Field House.

The Horned Frogs are 14-13 overall and 3-11 in Big 12 play. The Sooners are 19-10 overall and 8-6 in the league. TCU dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 22 Kansas in its last match, while OU also lost to the Jayhawks by the same score last Wednesday.

In the first meeting of 2012 between the two schools, Oklahoma claimed a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-23) win in Fort Worth. Yvonne Igodan had 11 kills and Stephanie Holland had 10 for the Frogs. Morgan Reynolds paced OU with 12 kills.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.27 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .324 Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.24 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs at 0.40 aces per set. Meghan Horio is averaging 3.72 digs 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 Wednesday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com.

TCU’s women’s volleyball team fell in three sets (25-18, 25-14, 25-17) to No. 22 Kansas on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,412 fans inside the TCU University Recreation Center. The Horned Frogs slipped to 14-13 on the year and 3-11 in the Big 12 as it closed the season series with Kansas. The Jayhawks improved to 23-6 and 11-4 in the league.

Overall, TCU made it to the 30-kill mark for the 27th time in 27 matches this season. Holland led the Frogs with nine kills, while Sutton Sunstrum collected 11 digs. All four of TCU’s freshmen were in the starting lineup at the same time for the first time this season.

TCU is taking on Oklahoma for the sixth time in its history and for the third time in Norman. After their win on Oct. 6, the Sooners hold a 5-1 advantage in the all-time series.

*After claiming a 3-1 win in Norman on Nov. 3, 2004, Oklahoma has won the last five matchups between the two schools.
*TCU is 1-1 all-time in Norman, with the aforementioned four-set win in 2004 before dropping a three-set decision on Oct. 31, 2006.
*The Horned Frogs and Sooners met for five-straight years (2004-08) before taking a hiatus prior to this season when TCU joined the Big 12.
*TCU is playing a match in the state of Oklahoma for the eighth time. TCU is 4-3 all-time when playing in its northern neighboring state. The Frogs are 1-1 in Norman and 3-2 against Tulsa.

Following back-to-back home matches last week, TCU is set to hit the road for the final time this season when it travels to Oklahoma.
*TCU is 4-5 in true road matches this season, including a 2-5 mark in Big 12 play. The wins came at West Virginia and Texas Tech.
*Under Prentice Lewis, the Horned Frogs are 61-71 all-time on the road.
*Additionally, this season, TCU is 3-1 in neutral sites matches, making it 7-6 in all matches played outside the TCU University Recreation Center.

With TCU and Oklahoma both heavily recruiting the state of Texas, connections exist betwee the players on the two rosters.
*TCU sophomore right side hitter Stephanie Holland and OU sophomore setter and defensive specialist played together at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.
*The duo helped J.J. Pearce to district championships in 2009 and 2010 and state runner-up honors during the junior season.
*TCU sophomore middle blocker Mattie Burleson and OU junior defensive specialist Mindy Gowen both hail from Edmond, Okla. Burleson attended Memorial High School, while Gowen went to Sante Fe High School.

In its last match against Kansas, TCU put all four of its freshmen in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Three of the four had previously started, but the KU match marked the first time all four earned the start in the same match.
*Sutton Sunstrum put on the libero jersey for just the second time this season and earned her first start at the position. She previously played one set at libero in the second match of the year.
*Middle blocker/outside hitter Blaire Pickens got her first-career start against the Jayhawks and totaled three kills.
*Macy Capen and Alexia Heist also started with Heist getting the nod at setter for the first time this season. It led to her leading the Frogs in assists (16) for the first time all year.



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