FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The West Virginia University volleyball team was beaten by TCU 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 24-26) Wednesday night in front of 1,261 fans at the TCU Recreation Center.
“I think our team played with tremendous fight tonight. We need to execute better late in sets and continue to stay aggressive,” says coach Jill Kramer. “It was a great match to be a part of and we’re going to get better from it.”
The Horned Frogs (12-5, 1-2) were led by senior Yvonne Igodan’s 19 kills, while holding the Mountaineers (14-2, 1-1) to a .156 team hitting percentage.
Three different Mountaineers had double-digit kills. Sophomore outside hitter Nikki Attea
led the way with 12 kills, while McCoy and sophomore outside hitter Hannah Sackett
chipped in 11 and 10 kills, respectively.
WVU sophomore setter Brittany Sample
led all players with 33 assists, and junior middle blocker Evyn McCoy
had 10 block assists.
WVU held a 24-23 advantage in the third set, but couldn’t quite hold on for the set win. The visitors also had opportunities late the fourth set with the set tied 24-24.
West Virginia posted six blocks in the first set, while holding TCU to just one. WVU recorded a .258 hitting percentage as a team, led by Attea’s five first-set kills. The Mountaineers claimed the set 25-23.
The Horned Frogs were led by senior middle blocker Yvonne Igodan and sophomore outside hitter Macy Capen in the second set. Igodan had five kills on five attempts, while Capen had seven kills on 11 attempts in the set, helping TCU win the set 25-21.
The Mountaineers led 24-23 in the third set, but three straight points from TCU, including a block from Mattie Burleson and Blaire Pickens, helped seal the set win 26-24.
West Virginia is now 0-4 all-time against TCU.
West Virginia returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 5, with a match against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.