Volleyball caps off 4-0 weekend with victory over North Dakota

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The TCU volleyball winning streak continued on Sunday as they defeated the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in four sets (23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-17).

The team’s loss in the opening set was the first one they had dropped all weekend, a testament to the strong play they have begun the season with.

Senior Ann Walsh has been one of the driving forces behind the team’s hot start. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.

“North Dakota played some good defense,” head coach Jill Kramer said. “They came out really strong. We were a little fatigued, but I loved the fact that we actually needed to fight through that.”

After the opening set loss, the Horned Frogs came out in the second set with a refocused determination. They held the lead for the entire set until the Fighting Hawks tied it at 21. The team then went on a 4-1 run to win the set.

“Keeping it one point at a time and not getting too ahead of ourselves,” first-year Élan McCall said regarding the motivation boost in the second set.

Élan McCall sets up for a kill. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto

The team finished strong defensively with a total of 64 kills. Élan McCall (21 kills), Anna Walsh (14 kills) and Sarah Swanson (11 kills) led the team.

McCall has a team-leading 59 kills through her first four college games.

The Horned Frogs hope to continue their winning streak this Friday when they take on Florida State in Fort Collins, Colorado.