Preview: at Oklahoma


Nov. 24, 2017

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NORMAN, Okla. - The regular season for the TCU volleyball will come to an end on Saturday, Nov. 25 as they face-off with Oklahoma at 11 a.m., inside McCasland Field House in the final match of the 2017 Big 12 season.

The match between the Horned Frogs (11-16, 3-12 Big 12) and the Sooners (7-21, 4-11 Big 12) will air live on SoonerSports.TV with a paid subscription, while live stats can be viewed at StatBroadcast.com.

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 11-16 on the season and will finish the regular season and the Big 12 season for 2017 on the road at Oklahoma
-In the eighth RPI of the season, TCU checks in at No. 76 with the 10th 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 been an impact player in the second half of the season and is good for 2.94 kills per set to lead the team 
-Buckingham has put down double-digit kills in nine matches this season and six of the last 13 matches and helps lead the team in conference matches with 3.02 kills per set
-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 2.59 kills per set and double-digit kills in 13 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 12 matches this season and in six league matches 
-Walsh has put down double-digit kills in 14 matches this season and helps lead the team in Big 12 only match with 3.04 kills per set and .289 hitting clip 
-The junior is also being defensive at the net and leads the team overall with 1.04 blocks per set and in Big 12 matches with 1.16 blocks per set 
-Guiding the offense is two experienced setters in seniors Lamprini Konstantindou and Kaylee Smith who are dishing out 6.20 and 4.72 assists per set, respectively, with Tori Dilfer stepping in at times 
-Dennison has been the anchor in the back row and is ranked second in the Big 12 with 4.57 digs per set 
-Dennison has picked up double-digit digs in 23 of the 27 matches played this season and 20+ in seven 

Scouting the Opponent: Oklahoma
-After only winning three matches during nonconference action, Oklahoma has been able to score four wins in Big 12 action
-The Sooners are looking to snap a three-match losing streak headed into the last match of the season after being swept by Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas
-Alyssa Enneking is leading the Sooner offense with 4.17 kills per set and is also picking up 2.94 digs per set
-Madison Drescher is also contributing to the Oklahoma offense with 2.92 kills per set
-Audrey Alford is dishing out the assists for the third straight season with 9.36 assists per set to go along with 1.98 digs per set
-Morgan Miller will help out with 2.72 assists per set and leads the team with 20 service aces on the season and 1.91 digs per set
-At the net, Leslie Atherton and Sarah Maras are leading the blocking defense with 0.67 and 0.74 blocks per set, respectively

Last Time We Met: 10/18/17 at TCU
-It was standing room only as the largest crowd of the season of 2,248 people were in attendance on Wednesday, Oct. 18 as the TCU volleyball team battled hard but ultimately dropped a 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21) decision to Oklahoma inside The Rickel at the University Recreation Center
-The Horned Frogs hit another milestone against OU as senior Kaylee Smith reached 2,000 career assists in the match becoming the seventh player in program history to achieve the feat
-TCU was able to limit its offensive errors in the match, but Oklahoma proved to have the upper hand offensively as they hit .376 on its way to a sweep
-Allye Beth Deaton led the way with 15 kills in the match to go along with a .400 hitting clip and six digs
-Abigail Buckingham also reached double-digit kills with 10 in the match with only one error on 23 swings for a .391 hitting percentage
-On defense, Dani Dennison was able to pick up eight digs to lead the team while Anna Walsh was good for 4.0 blocks

Last Time Out: vs #23 Iowa State
-The TCU volleyball team wrapped-up home matches for the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 18 as they dropped a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-14) decision to No. 23 Iowa State at The Rickel inside the University Recreation Center
-The Horned Frogs battled every set with the ranked Cyclones, but strong serving and runs in each set proved to be too much as Iowa State was able to take the match in straight sets
-Lexi MacLean led the team with her second double-double of the season with 12 kills and 10 digs in the match
-Abigail Buckingham was able to chip in six kills, while Sarah Langs was good for five kills -Lamprini Konstantinidou, Kaylee Smith and Tori Dilfer guided the offense with 14, seven and four assists, respectively
-Dani Dennison paced the defense with a match-best 15 digs and Sarah Swanson led the team at the net with 2.0 blocks


 

 

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