TCU Falls to San Francisco; Bounce Back Against Tulane in 2000 TCU Invitational
FORT WORTH, Texas The TCU Volleyball team opened its 2000 invitational tournament by splitting a pair of games with the University of San Francisco and Tulane Friday, September 15 at the Rickel Center. TCU dropped a heartbreaker to San Francisco in five games. The Frogs took commanding leads in the first three games (9-2, 10-0, and 10-0) against the Dons but could not close them out. Though San Francisco struggled in the early going they managed to salvage game one and put together a plan-of-attack to take games four and five. "I give credit to San Francisco for battling back and playing us into five games," said Coach Sandy Troudt. "They did a great job of spreading our defense and taking away our blocks in games four and fiveour defensive blocks were a big part of our offense until the last two games" The Frogs recorded 17 team blocks, including four block solos and seven block assists from Allison Lynch. Marci King led the offense with new season highs in kills (24) and attacks (43), while Lindsay Hayes registered her new season high in assist (67). TCU bounced back in the nightcap shutting out Tulane in three games. Once again the Frogs jumped out to quick leads in games one and two (11-3, 7-0), this time holding on to win. "I was real proud of our team for its emotional and mental comeback after the loss," said Troudt. "We had a few players that really stepped up their gameBethany Toce played an awesome game and really gave us the outside hitting we needed." Toce played her best game of the season, recording eight kills on 22 attacks. Amy Atamanczuk bounced back against Tulane to hit .368 after hitting just .094 against San Francisco. TCU takes on Montana State at 12:00 p.m. and Cal-State Fullerton at 4:30 p.m. to conclude the 2000 TCU Invitational.