VolleyFrogs Lose in Four to Southern Miss
Nov. 3, 2001
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The TCU volleyball team (6-19, 2-11 C-USA) dropped its four-game match against Southern Miss (8-17, 3-11 C-USA) on Saturday. The squad travels to meet Houston on Tuesday in its final regular-season road contest.
In a game punctuated with nine serving errors between the squads, TCU fell behind early and couldn't recover as the teams traded points throughout. Sophomore Courtney Beach had four kills to lead the Frogs in game one, but USM came out on top 30-21.
The Frogs jumped out to the early lead in game two, but the Golden Eagles tied things up at eight all, then went on their own run to lead by as many as four (15-11). The teams played point-for-point the rest of the way until TCU took the lead at 25-24 and didn't look back. The Frogs had three big blocks - by seniors Allison Lynch and Marci King and Beach - during the last six rallies to score three huge points. TCU won 30-25 to tie the match entering intermission.
Game three was a battle from the get-go as the teams traded points, each one pulling out to a small lead before the other team rallied. The Frogs tied the match at 28 on a kill from Lynch, then took the lead following a dump by senior Lindsay Hayes. However, USM came back with a vengeance to take the game 31-29.
USM jumped out to the early lead in game four, and led by as many as 14 late (26-12). The Frogs refused to roll over, though, and scored nine of the last 13 points in the game. But it wasn't enough as the Golden Eagles took the game 30-21.
"We played well in game two," said head coach Sandy Troudt. "We stepped up when we got down and that made the difference. Game three we played well, but didn't put it away. Courtney (Beach) and Marci (King) played well tonight - we have to have people do the big and little things each night."
TCU was led in kills by Beach with 19 on 41 attacks. King posted nine digs for the second straight match, while Lynch had five blocks. Lynch and Jennifer Sebastian each had three aces for the evening. Hayes dished out 29 assists for the Frogs.
The Frogs' final regular season road-match is a visit to Houston on Tuesday, November 6. TCU finishes its regular-season against Marquette and DePaul on November 9 and 10.