If there is anything that will keep the volleyball team in the upper echelon of the Mountain West Conference, it’s momentum.
The Horned Frogs come off a monumental and hard-fought 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-22) victory over Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on Saturday. The win marked TCU’s first ever at BYU.
Senior Kourtney Edwards led the team with 12 kills, and the Horned Frogs hit a .286 hitting percentage as a team. Junior Christy Hudson tallied 10 kills, and sophomore Megan Munce led 39 assists.
On the defensive end, seniors Lauren Otto and Katelyn Blackwood added 13 and 12 digs respectively.
With the win, TCU improved to 15-6 and held its third place spot in the MWC with a 5-2 record.
The Horned Frogs will look to continue their push for a regular season championship Thursday night against the UNLV Rebels.
The match will cap off the first half of the conference schedule and will also be the team’s first broadcast on the Mountain West Sports Network this season.
UNLV enters the match with a 4-10 record and 2-4 campaign in conference play. The Rebels are coming off a 3-1 win over the Seattle Redhawks last Saturday.
Sophomore Cursty Jackson leads the team with 3.18 kills per set and .98 blocks per set. Junior Kela Lau Hee paces UNLV with 3.15 digs per set.
TCU is 2-8 all-time against the Rebels, with the last win coming in 2008 in Fort Worth.
Although home games have been a rarity for the Horned Frogs, TCU has taken advantage with a 5-2 record. TCU averaged 13.0 kills per set and hitting a .223 percentage.
The Horned Frogs continue to display, statistically, the best defense in the league, holding opponents to a .160 hitting percentage. TCU also leads the conference by 15.67 digs per set and is third in blocks with 2.47.
TCU vs. UNLV
Where: University Recreation Center
When: 7 p.m., also televised on the Mtn. Network
Team (Rk.) W-L – Overall (Conf.)
Colorado State: 14-3 (6-0)
Utah: 12-6 (5-1)
TCU: 16-5 (5-2)
BYU: 9-8 (4-2)
New Mexico: 13-6 (4-3)
UNLV: 4-10 (2-4)
San Diego State: 7-10 (2-5)
Wyoming: 10-10 (1-5)
Air Force: 8-11 (0-7)