Frogs fall to Colorado State in three
Nov. 15, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - After falling behind 2-0, the TCU volleyball team attempted to repeat the success of an Oct. 25 match versus Colorado State that saw the team storm back from a 2-0 deficit to win in five and break the Rams 72-match win streak when leading 2-0, but the Rams had different plans and defeated the Frogs in three Tuesday night at Moby Arena. Sophomore LeMeita Smith led the Frogs with 11 kills and hit .292.
Game one was played tight throughout with each team making runs. The Frogs were able to take a 9-8 lead as junior Calli Corley rattled off four serves. Freshman Devon Kirk led the Frogs with six kills and Smith was one behind with six. TCU totaled 18 kills in the game, which is above their season average 12.63 per game.
Although TCU fought tough, Colorado State was able to sustain the pressure and take the game behind four kills from senior Tess Rogers and 3.0 team blocks.
Colorado State came out strong in game two and pushed to a 30-17 victory. Smith continued to hit efficiently for the Frogs and hit .333 for the game and tallied four kills. Sophomore Talaya Whitfield logged three digs and had seven as the teams headed into the break.
After the break, Whitfield moved to outside-hitter and Corley took over the libero duties. Whitfield made four kills and Corley had five digs.
Kirk set a new career-high with 10 kills, marking the first time the Katy, Texas, product has reached the double-digit kill plateau.
With the loss, TCU fell to 15-16 on the season and 3-12 in the Mountain West Conference. The Frogs head to Laramie, Wyo., on Wednesday to take on the Wyoming Cowgirls. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. (CDT).