Horned Frog volleyball players celebrate during their win over Oklahoma in the University Recreation Center on Oct. 7, 2015.

The Horned Frog volleyball team has experienced success within the friendly confines of home this season.

TCU currently holds a 7-2 record at home going into their match against Texas Tech tonight, and head coach Jill Kramer says the crowds play a large part in her team’s success.

“Crowds are always great to have,” Kramer said.

The match up with the Red Raiders will be the eighth sold-out crowd this season for the Frogs.

The team plays in the University Recreation Center’s special events gym, which has lead to some positive outcomes. The center seats about 1,900 fans, which is smaller than most arenas.

Many collegiate teams play in large arenas built for basketball, and Kramer said the Big 12 in particular is a tough conference to travel in.

“The Big 12 has the best attendance from top to bottom, so it is hard to play on the road,” Kramer said.

The Horned Frogs’ smaller arena means that the gym will become louder from the fans that pack it, which has created a good home court advantage for TCU.

The Frogs won their biggest match in program history when they swept No. 2 Texas at home. It was the Frogs’ first win over a top-10 and top-5 opponent.

“We have a good rhythm when we play at home,” Kramer said.

Kramer expressed how proud she is of her team in her first season for how hard they have been working. TCU is looking to finish the season with three victories to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.

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Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360.