Box score CORVALLIS, Ore. (Sept. 3) - TCU dropped its second match of the day, a 3-0 (12-15, 13-15, 13-15) decision, to the host team, Oregon State, at the OSU Volleyball Showcase. With the loss, TCU falls to 1-2 on the season while Oregon State improves to 2-0.
Both teams battled to the teens in each game, but it was the Beavers that were able to capitalize in each of the game's final points to secure its second victory of the tournament and the season. OSU defeated Portland State, 3-1 (14-16, 15-2, 15-4, 15-4), earlier in the day. TCU fell for the second time in the tournament, losing to Northern Iowa, 3-0 (9-15, 14-16, 0-15), earlier in the day.
Again leading the way for TCU was freshman Stephanie Watson (Denton, Texas/Denton HS) with 13 kills and 40 attempts. Senior outside hitter Jill Pape (San Antonio, Texas/East Central) returned to the Frog lineup after missing the first match in her collegiate career. Pape had six kills and 15 digs.
The most telling stat of the match came in the form of the Oregon State defense. The Beavers recorded 12 team blocks to TCU's five.
TCU concludes the tournament with a pair of matches on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Horned Frogs play Portland State at noon (CDT) and Missouri at 4 p.m. (CDT).