Colorado State snaps Frogs winning streak
Sept. 12, 2007
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State Rams snapped the TCU Horned Frogs eight-match winning streak, handing them a 3-0 (27-30, 24-30, 16-30) loss in MWC action. Kourtney Edwards paced the Frogs offensively with 12 kills, while Calli Corley led the team with 12 digs.
Game one was a tight affair through the first half of the set. Both teams matched each other point for point, but with the game tied at 14, the Rams opened up a 11-6 run to take control of the match.
Down 25-20, the Frogs mounted a rally to pull within one, 25-26. Kills from Otto and Hudson aided the Frog rally. Lauren Otto dropped in an ace, but a block by the Ram defense killed the Frogs run and they closed out the match on a 4-2 run to take the 30-27 victory.
Hudson was the team leader with five kills, but the Frogs couldn't overcome a .095 hitting percentage. The Rams hit .333 in the set with 18 kills.
A better effort by the Frogs in game two did not produce the results TCU was looking for. TCU hit .263 in the set, but five Ram aces proved to be the deciding factor in the set.
Colorado State led the set from the first point, but TCU was able to keep the game close. A LeMeita Smith kill pulled the Frogs within one, 13-12, but the Rams opened up a mini run to widen the gap. TCU would pull within three at 23-20, but it was too late as the Rams were able to close out the 30-24 victory to take the commanding 2-0 match lead.
Smith dropped in five kills to lead the Frogs in game two, while Edwards and Otto pitched in with four each.
Game three quickly got out of hand as the Rams took the 30-16 victory to claim the win. The Frogs led briefly at 2-0, but a 9-0 run by the Rams opened the game up and TCU could never recover.
Edwards had six kills in the set to push her over the double-digit kills mark for the sixth straight game.
The Frogs fall to 10-2 on the season and 0-1 in MWC play. TCU will host the Nike/LaQuinta Invitational Friday and Saturday. TCU's first match of the tournament is at 7 p.m. versus Sam Houston State.