Oct. 30, 2012
TCU MATCH NOTES // TEXAS MATCH NOTES
FORT WORTH – TCU’s women’s volleyball team returns to action Wednesday when No. 7 Texas visits the University Rec Center. First serve is set for 7 p.m., and the match will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
The Horned Frogs are 13-9 overall and went 2-7 in their first trip through the Big 12. The Longhorns are 18-3 and sit atop the league standings at 10-0. In their last matches, TCU fell 3-0 against No. 22 Iowa State, while UT picked up a sweep at Oklahoma.
In the first meeting of 2012 between the two schools, Texas claimed a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) win in Austin. Yvonne Igodan and Sloane Sunstrum had seven kills each for the Frogs, while three Longhorns were in double figures for kills.
Junior Yvonne Igodan leads the Frogs at 3.28 kills per set and with an attack percentage of .325. Sophomore Mattie Burleson is TCU’s block leader at 1.31 per set, while senior Megan Munce headlines the Frogs and the Big 12 at 0.46 aces per set.
ON THE AIR AND ON THE WEB
Audio for all TCU volleyball matches is available through FrogVision on TCU’s Official Athletics Website, GoFrogs.com. Jeff Lewis will provide play-by-play and analysis throughout the 2012 season.
Video for all home TCU matches is streamed on FrogVision through GoFrogs.com with Lewis on the call. Audio and video both require a CBS Sports All-Access subscription for access to FrogVision. Visit GoFrogs.com for more information.
Live stats for Wednesday’s match are available through GameTracker on GoFrogs.com. Due to television agreements, the match will not be streamed live on GoFrogs.com.
LAST TIME OUT: NO. 22 IOWA STATE 3, TCU 0
TCU’s women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision (25-16, 27-25, 25-17) to No. 22 Iowa State on Saturday in front of 1,032 fans inside the TCU University Rec Center. The Horned Frogs slipped to 13-9 and 2-7 in Big 12 play. The visiting Cyclones improved to 13-7 and 7-3 in the league.
Holland paced TCU with seven kills as Sloane Sunstrum and Igodan had six each. Sutton Sunstrum eclipsed the 20-dig mark for the second time in the last three matches with 21. Mattie Burleson added a game-high six blocks for TCU, who had a 9.0-7.5 blocking edge.
ON THE WORLDWIDE LEADER
Wednesday’s match, which will be a live national broadcast on ESPNU, marks the first time that TCU has appeared on the ESPN Family of Networks.
*TCU last appeared on a network with a reach similar to ESPNU when it traveled to UNLV on Nov. 14, 2009, a match televised on CBS College Sports.
*The match is also available on WatchESPN and can be seen in all 50 states.
*TCU’s Oct. 3 match at Texas was televised on the Longhorn Network, making Wednesday’s match the second one of the season on television.
FACING THE RANKED
Texas is the third-straight ranked opponent on TCU’s schedule and fourth in the last five matches. After Wednesday’s match, TCU will have faced seven opponents ranked in the AVCA top-25.
*TCU is 5-37 all-time against ranked opponents, with all five of those wins coming with Prentice Lewis as head coach. With Lewis at the helm, the Frogs are 5-28 against foes in the top-25.
*Before this season, the most ranked opponents TCU had played in one season was five in 2006. Including Texas, three more currently-ranked opponents remain on the schedule.
*The Horned Frogs last defeated a ranked team last season when they knocked off No. 23 Colorado State, 3-2. A 3-1 win over No. 13 CSU in 2008 marks the highest-ranked opponent TCU has ever beaten.
TCU ALL-TIME VERSUS TEXAS
TCU and Texas are meeting for the second and final time this season, as well as for the fifth time all-time. All of the matches have been since 2009.
*Texas holds a 5-0 edge in the all-time series, with each of the wins coming in straight-set fashion.
*The first time the schools met, Dec. 4, 2009, was in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, in TCU’s only appearance in the field of 64.
*The Longhorns are coming to TCU for just the second time and the second-straight year. Last season’s matchup set a URC record when 2,643 fans attended the match.