TCU women’s volleyball started off its season with an impressive 3-0 win over North Carolina State Friday night as senior Natalie Gower lead the Frogs with 13 kills and 16 digs in front of a sellout crowd of 1,300.
The win proves that the Frogs are picking up the season where they left off in 2015.
Jill Kramer, the director of volleyball, said that the players this year learned a lot from the team last year and and are working diligently to emulate their leadership style.
“I think what what we see is that we have a larger group of leadership,” Kramer said.
The Frogs opened the game fast, leading by as much as seven points in the first set and eventually winning 25-18. The second set was more of a battle as the lead changed six times. In the end, TCU took the set victory by the smallest of margins, 25-23.
The team played more consistently in the second set even though it was more challenging than the first set, Gower said. The fact that the team was able to prevail despite the numerous lead changes, it proved they can “push through to get the win.”
Gower said the team fed off the energy of the sellout crowd.
“A lot of teams think it’s really tough to play at our gym because of our crowd,” Gower said.
The Frogs hope to continue their momentum when they play Arkansas State at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rec Center.