TCU played a competitive game in front of a sold-out crowd, winning the first set. However, they lost the next two sets by a sizable margin and fell in the fourth by a close score of 27-25.
Senior Ashley Smith was a strong contributor to the offense, putting up 15 kills; seniors Natalie Gower and Sarita Mikals had nine each.
Smith and senior Regan McGuire led the defensive efforts. McGuire finished the night with eight blocks while Smith had 16 digs.
Director of volleyball Jill Kramer said she was proud of her team and the energy they played with.
“We fought really hard,” Kramer said. “It is the best volleyball we have played in a long time as a team and as a group. We moved from point-to-point really well and played the way you want to be playing this time of year and really fought. We will get back at it tomorrow, but more than anything, I am really proud of their fight.”
The TCU Horned Frogs tip off against the Kansas State Wildcats inside the University Recreation Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.