Troudt Earns 225th Career Victory as Horned Frogs Beat Tulsa, 3-0
TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 28) -- TCU head coach Sandy Troudt won her 225th career match as TCU defeated Tulsa in a WAC volleyball match, 3-0 (15-11, 15-13, 15-12) at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Frogs (7-14, 1-5 WAC) hit .311 for the match and held Tulsa (8-12, 2-6 WAC) to a .200 attack percentage.
Leading the way for TCU was sophomore setter Lindsay Hayes (Sugar Land, Texas/Clements HS) who had a versatile performance for TCU with 38 assists, five kills, three aces and three blocks. Sophomore middle blocker Allison Lynch (Lincoln, Neb./Malcolm HS) led TCU with 12 kills. For Tulsa, Kristien Van Lierop led the Golden Hurricane with 14 kills.
After jumping out to a 6-3 lead in game one, TCU surrendered several points as the Golden Hurricane evened the game up at 10-10 and 11-11. The Frogs were able to close out the first game winning the final four points. A pair of aces by sophomore outside hitter Marci King (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS) and a block by junior outside hitter Amy Atamanczuk (Fort Worth, Texas/Paschal HS) and freshman middle blocker Katie Kieffer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph's Acad.)sparked the rally to win the game.
Despite losing, the second game belonged to Tulsa early. The Golden Hurricane ran to a quick 9-4 lead, but TCU was able to fight back. With a pair of aces by Hayes, a pair of King kills and a kill by Kieffer, all during the Hayes serve, TCU was able to surpass TU and take the lead, 10-9. The Hurricane again was able to even the contest at 10-10 and 11-11. However, kills by sophomore middle blocker Jennifer Sebastian (Plant City, Fla./Durant HS), Hayes and Atamanczuk closed out the second stanza.
Again the Frogs trailed early in game three before rallying again to a win. Four point-scoring kills by Van Lierop paced Tulsa to a 10-4 lead, but Hayes led TCU back evening a game yet again at 10-10. In the eight consecutive points to give TCU a 12-10 lead, Hayes played a part in all but two points. She recorded three blocks, a kill, an ace and an assist in the run. Tulsa was able to even the game at 12-12, however a pair of kills by Lynch and a Tulsa error won the match for TCU.
TCU next meets Rice at Autry Court in Houston, Texas, at 3 p.m. on Saturday.