Volleyball Outlasts S.F. Austin State, 3-1, at TCU Invitational
FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 17) -- After dropping the first game to Stephen F. Austin State, TCU rebounded in the three successive games to defeat the Ladyjacks, 3-1 (11-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-2). TCU improves to 4-7 with the win while SFA drops to 4-6.
"We just plain got after them tonight," head coach Sandy Troudt said. "Our kids worked real hard, and after Tuesday night (an 0-3 loss to Southwest Texas State), they just wanted to get after somebody."
Sophomore middle blocker Allison Lynch (Lincoln, Neb./Malcolm HS) was the star of the night for the Frogs. Lynch tied her career and season highs with 18 kills. With just three errors in her 30 attacks, Lynch hit .500 on the night. Also giving a key contribution for the Frogs was senior defensive specialist Stacy Olson (Richardson, Texas/Pearce HS). Olson set a career high with six service aces. Olson helped lead TCU to a school-record 15 service aces.
With 13 kills tonight, senior outside hitter Jill Pape (San Antonio, Texas/East Central HS) moved closer to the no. 9 spot overall on the WAC's all-time kills list. Pape needs just nine kills to pass Diana Nalbandian (Fresno State, 1994-97) and to move into ninth place.
For the Ladyjacks, three players had 10 kills -- Jenny Ondorff, Brandi Price and Angela Wood -- but the whole of the SFA attack was less accurate than that of TCU. The Horned Frogs hit .252 on the night to the 'Jacks .111.
TCU and S.F. Austin return to action tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. The Horned Frogs battle Colgate on court one while the Ladyjacks tangle with North Texas on the second court.
Friday, Sept. 17 Stephen F. Austin State d. Colgate 15-7, 15-3, 15-8 TCU d. Stephen F. Austin State 11-15, 15-7, 15-8, 15-2 Villanova d. North Texas vs. Villanova 16-14, 15-2, 12-15, 15-11 Saturday, Sept. 18 Colgate vs. TCU 11 a.m. Rickel Center, Arena 1 Stephen F. Austin State vs. North Texas 11 a.m. Rickel Center, Arena 2 North Texas vs. Colgate 3 p.m. Rickel Center, Arena 1 Stephen F. Austin State vs. Villanova 3 p.m. Rickel Center, Arena 2 illanova vs. TCU 7 p.m. Rickel Center, Arena 1