Volleyball: Upcoming match to break tie

Editor’s Note: The Daily Skiff was not allowed to interview the head coach or players.The volleyball team will look to rebound from its third loss of the season when it travels to Albuquerque, N.M., for its fourth Mountain West Conference match.

The Horned Frogs, whose record is now 15-3, swept Wyoming and Air Force on back-to-back nights before running into a Texas State team that had won five in a row before their meeting.

Despite performances by junior setter Nirelle Hampton and senior libero Calli Corley, TCU could not extend its own five-match win streak.

During the Texas State contest, Hampton tallied six kills and a serving ace. Corley continued to work her way toward the TCU record for digs by logging another 12 Tuesday night. She is now within 55 digs of the all-time record that has been held by Marci King since 2001.

TCU now awaits a New Mexico team that has notched victories against the same Mountain West Conference opponents as the Horned Frogs, in Air Force and Wyoming. The Lobos are coming off a loss to the No. 15 San Diego Toreros.

The teams have identical conference records with a 2-1 mark thus far and are part of a four-way tie for second place. The Horned Frogs have an .883 winning percentage through the first 18 matches of the season while the Lobos have a .733 percentage after 15 matches.

The teams split a pair of matches last season with each team winning on its respective home court. Serving was not the story for New Mexico when the teams met last year as they committed 17 service errors in two matches against TCU in 2006 compared to 11 for the Horned Frogs.

Associate Editor Marcus Murphree contributed to this report.