TCU returns home for match against Kansas


    The TCU volleyball team is returning home after two consecutive away matches to host Kansas on Saturday.

    The Horned Frogs (13-10, 2-7 Big 12) are looking to get back to winning ways over the Jayhawks (17-5, 7-2 Big 12), who swept Baylor on Wednesday.

    TCU is coming off a competitive four-set loss against No. 1 Texas on Wednesday. It was the Frogs’ first time taking on the top team in the nation and the first time taking a set from the Longhorns.

    Four players led the team in kills on Wednesday, as junior middle blocker Mattie Burleson, sophomore right-side hitter Blaire Pickens, junior right-side hitter Stephanie Holland and freshman outside hitter Ashley Smith recorded eight kills. Sophomore setter Alexia Heist chipped in 18 assists in the loss to Texas and freshman libero Shane Peters added 13 digs.

    Against Baylor, Kansas’ redshirt senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc led the team in kills with 14, followed by freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie with 10. Senior setter Erin McNorton recorded 30 assists and senior libero Brianne Riley added 12 digs in the sweep.

    The match between TCU and Kansas marks the fifth meeting between the two teams, with the Jayhawks leading in the series 3-1. The only time the Frogs have topped Kansas was when the teams first played in 1999.

    Admission is free for all fans, who are encouraged to park in the free lot at the Travis Avenue Baptist Church to avoid football game traffic. There will be a shuttle service.

    First serve is set for noon at the University Recreation Center.