TCU Begins Two-Game Homestand

Prentice Lewis

Prentice Lewis

Nov. 22, 2013

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team will begin a two-game homestand on Saturday, Nov. 23 by welcoming No. 24 Iowa State to the University Recreation Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

The Horned Frogs (15-13, 3-10 Big 12) and the Cyclones (17-7, 10-3 Big 12) are both looking to return to their winning ways after TCU dropped both of its road matches last week and Iowa State fell to No. 22 Kansas on Wednesday night in a 3-1 decision.

TCU will be looking for its first win in the series against Iowa State, with the Cyclones sweeping all three previous meetings 3-0.

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

TCU QUICK HITS
-The Horned Frogs are looking for their first win in program history against Iowa State, as they welcome the Cyclones to the Rec Center.
-TCU has dropped its last two matches with 3-0 losses to Oklahoma and West Virginia on the road last week.
-The home court of the Frogs, the University Recreation Center, is one of the toughest places to play in the Big 12, as TCU averages over 1,000 fans at home and has sold out five matches this season.
-Stephanie Holland has been on an offensive streak for TCU by leading the team with 71 kills, 3.23 kills per set and a .452 hitting percentage over the last six games.
-Yvonne Igodan and Ashley Smith are both averaging 2.62 kills per set for the Frogs, as Igodan leads the team with 262 kills and Smith with 236 kills.
-Igodan and Natalie Gower rank in the top 10 in the conference in hitting percentage at No. 9 (.312) and No. 10 (.309), respectively.
-Alexia Heist and Trisha Langely are guiding the TCU offense with 589 and 434 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 354 digs and 3.58 digs per set.
-Mattie Burleson is taking charge at the net and is ranked No. 9 in the Big 12 in blocks per set with 1.08 and leads the team with 103 total blocks.

TCU VS. IOWA STATE SERIES NOTES
-TCU and Iowa State are meeting for the fourth time, with the Cyclones holding a 3-0 advantage in the series.
-The teams had never played each other in program history until TCU joined the Big 12 last season.
-In the two meetings last fall in Big 12 play, Iowa State won both matchups, with the Cyclones sweeping both matches.
-In the first contest between the teams this season, Iowa State continued the streak by taking a 3-0 win in Ames.
-First Meeting: Sept. 29, 2012 - Iowa State 3, TCU 0
-Last Meeting: Oct. 26, 2013 - Iowa State 3, TCU 0

BREAKING DOWN THE OPPONENT - IOWA STATE
-Iowa State had its seven-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, when the Cyclones dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 22 Kansas.
-The Cyclones fell to third in the Big 12 standings and split the season series with the Jayhawks.
-Mackenzie Bigbee and Tory Knuth racked up double-digit kills for the Cyclones in the loss to Kansas with 14 and 15, respectively.
-The Big 12 leaders in service aces were outmatched for only the sixth time this season when the Jayhawks served up nine service aces on the night.
-The Cyclones have led the Big 12 the entire season with 1.76 service aces per set, which is good for No. 5 in the nation.
-Kristen Hahn continues to be one of the best liberos in the country, as the senior leads the Big 12 and is ranked fourth nationally with 5.77 digs per set.
-Bigbee and Ciara Capezio lead the offensive attack for Iowa State with with Bigbee recording 3.28 kills per set and Capezio putting down 3.00 kills per set.
-Jenelle Hudson is dishing out the offense for the Cyclones and returned to the lineup Wednesday night and finished with 45 assists.
-Hudson leads the team with 931 assists and 11.22 assists per set.

ACADEMIC FROGS
-The trio of Macy Capen, Alexia Heist and Sutton Sunstrum were a part of the 60 student-athletes named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
-First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA and all three Horned Frogs earned distinction as First Team honorees for the first time in their careers.

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.

HERE COMES HOLLAND
-Junior Stephanie Holland has come alive offensively for the Horned Frogs in the last six matches.
-In the streak, Holland has recorded 71 kills, 3.23 kills per set and a .452 hitting percentage.
-Holland has notched above .333 hitting percentage in five of the six matches, while also hitting above .500 in three of the matches.
-The Richardson, Texas native has stayed tough at the net for the Frogs as well by also recording 12 total blocks in the five-game stretch and upping her total blocks to 67 on the season and 0.69 blocks per set.
-For the season, the lefty has recorded 226 kills and averages 2.33 kills per set.

ATTENDANCE TO THE MAX
-Even with the max attendance set at 1,350 fans in 2012, TCU still found a way to fill the University Recreation Center match after match.
-TCU is one of only three teams in the state of Texas and the Big 12 to average over 1,000 fans in the last four years.
-In the team's home opener versus North Texas, TCU had 1,115 fans attend the game, while also recording 1,508 against Ole Miss in the closer of the team's home tournament.
-In all of TCU's Big 12 home games, the Frogs have had over 1,000 fans attend, including a program third-best 2,023 agaist Baylor, a program fourt-best 1,927 against Texas Tech, a program fifth-best 1,883 against Texas and a program eighth-best 1,782 against Oklahoma.


 

 


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