Volleyball Splits a Pair in Tiger Invitational
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The volleyball team opened with an impressive 3-0 win over previously undefeated Arkansas State in their first match of the Tiger Invitational Friday night at the Hearnes Center.
A .621 hitting percentage and great defense allowed the Frogs to take game one, 15-1, of a three-game shutout against the Lady Indians. Arkansas State picked up the pace making the Horned Frogs earn game two in extended play 17-15. Dropping game two seem to have taken the Lady Indians out of the match as they hit -.027 in game three and fell 15-4 to lose the match.
The Frogs were led by senior outside hitter Amy Atamanczuk who had 10 kills and 10 digs in the match and picked her third double-double of the season. Marci King and Jennifer Sebastian each had nine kills in the match.
TCU's attempt to win consecutive games since the end of last season (November 26-27) fell short, as they were shutout by Missouri in the second match of the Tiger Invitational.
The Tigers could have beaten any team in the country on Friday night as they hit a remarkable .412 with only 13 errors in the match. Lisa Morris led the Tigers with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Kristen Johnson added 14 kills (.565) and Christi Meyer added 10 kills (.563).
Amy Atamanczuk and Allison Lynch led the Frogs with 12 kills apiece as the Frogs fell to 2-4 on the season.
TCU plays another double-header Saturday as they take on Marquette at 11:30 a.m. and Morgan State at 4:30 p.m. The Frogs come back home Tuesday September 12 to battle Texas-Arlington at 7:00 in the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.