Volleyball defeats Montana State, wins Fight in the Fort tournament


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Élan McCall was named tournament MVP for the second time in her young career. Photo by Eric Sasadeusz

The TCU volleyball team swept Montana State (25-16, 25-19, 25-18) to close out the weekend undefeated in the Fight in the Fort Tournament.

The Horned Frogs never trailed in the match, dominating throughout to win their second tournament of the preseason.

“Our team came in really locked in and ready to go today, which was really cool to see,” Head Coach Jill Kramer said after the match.

First-year Èlan McCall lead the team with 15 kills and was named tournament MVP for the second time in her young career. She has yet to play a game without recording at least 10 kills.

Sophomore setter Tori Dilfer continued to impress with 33 assists and 9 digs.

“She has gotten better and better every game and I thought she took a big step forward this weekend,” Kramer said.

Dilfer and senior Anna Walsh were named to the all-tournament team alongside McCall.

Not only did the Horned Frogs go undefeated in the tournament, they are still undefeated at home (6-0).

Sophomore Ashley Waggle tallied 8 kills in 3 sets. Photo by Eric Sasadeusz.

Kramer was impressed with her team’s durability, as they played 11 sets in 3 days and still came out on top today.

“We put up really good numbers and just about everybody on our roster played in this match,” she said. “Overall, it was a great team effort and I thought they were locked in from start to finish which was really great to see.”

The Horned Frogs will round out their preseason schedule when they travel to South Carolina to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Friday, September 14 at 6 p.m.