TCU vs University of Louisiana Monroe beach volleyball in Fort Worth, Texas on February 25, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman)

TCU beach volleyball split the Gamecock Challenge Sunday as the Horned Frogs picked up the win over UNCW before falling to No. 8 South Carolina to end the challenge in Columbia, South Carolina.

In the matchup against the Seahawks, the combo of Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff were victorious over UNCW’s Raquel Rooney and Jaime Thomas 22-20, 21-15. TCU’s Jensyn Bledsoe and Molly Scheel also won their match 21-14, 21-11. With the battle tied at 2, Jaelyn Greene and Jillian Bergeson pulled off a nail-biting victory 21-14. 18-21, 21-19 to seal a win for the Horned Frogs.

In the loss to the host Gamecocks, Sassin and Westendorff won their match against South Carolina’s Franky Harrison and Jess Vastine 21-14, 22-20. The duo of Haven Hill and Cassie House were also victorious in their matchup, defeating Ali Denney and Shannon Williams 21-16, 22-20.

TCU will hit the road again as they head to South Beach, Florida, to participate in the Surf and Turf Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Frogs will battle South Carolina again, Florida State and Georgia State Friday before closing out the challenge against Florida Atlantic and Tulane Saturday.

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