No. 1 Texas too much for volleyball

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TCU committed seven service errors in the loss to the top-ranked Longhorns. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com

Despite a third-straight double-digit kill game from Julia Adams, TCU volleyball could not keep up with Texas’ powerful offense, suffering a sweep for the seventh time in conference play this season.

Adams, last week’s Big 12 offensive player and rookie of the week, posted 11 kills in the loss. The first-year outside hitter was the only Frog to reach the double-digit kill mark in the match.

Though the Longhorns only put up 36 kills, they did this while committing just 10 errors, hitting .329 as a team.

Most of Adams’ work was done in the first set. Her five kills on a .571 hitting percentage kept TCU competitive. The score was close for most of the set, but Texas won seven of the last 10 points to take a 1-0 match lead.

After TCU took a 10-7 lead early in the second set, Texas locked down defensively. Seven blocks in the set by the Longhorns led to a dominant 25-16 win for the home team.

As they have all season, the Frogs showed fight with their backs against the wall in the third set. A late 3-0 run put TCU up 19-17, but the Longhorns finished the set with an overwhelming attack. Texas won the set 25-23 to stay undefeated (13-0) in Big 12 play.

Meanwhile, the Frogs fall to 4-9 in conference play.

Libero Dani Dennison finished with a game-high 10 digs in the contest.

TCU will look to get back on track on Saturday against Texas Tech. The first serve in the Rickel is scheduled for 3 p.m.