TCU Claims Fourth Straight Win
Sept. 14, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team claimed a 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-17) win over Grambling State Saturday afternoon at the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational inside the University Recreation Center.
Sutton Sunstrum led the Horned Frogs (7-3, 0-0 Big 12) with a season-high 12 kills and a career-high six service aces, as the team defeated the Lady Tigers (2-10, 0-0 SWAC) to earn their fourth straight win in a row.
A kill from Yvonne Igodan started the match off on the right foot and TCU built off that lead with six service aces in the first set. Capitalizing off of errors by Grambling, the Frogs would end the match on a kill from Blaire Pickens and an ace from Regan McGuire.
The Lady Tigers would keep the match close in the second set and tied the set on seven occasions. Tied at 12-12, a kill from Macy Capen sparked a 13-2 run, as TCU used multiple players to rack up five kills and two service aces to win the second set 25-14.
The Frogs used the momentum from the end of the second set to take an early 10-6 lead. Grambling pulled the set within on at 15-14, but three service aces from Sunstrum combined with kills from Natalie Gower ended the set 25-17 and gave TCU a 3-0 sweep.
Along with leading the team in kills, Sunstrum also notched a .429 hitting percentage to go along wit seven digs and one block. Gower recorded a career-high seven kills, while also recording a team-high three blocks. Langley finished with a career-high 18 assists and a team-high eight digs.
TCU will play for the championship of the invitational tonight against Ole Miss at 7:30 p.m.