Volleyball: Team to face MWC bottom-dwellers

Editor’s Note: The Daily Skiff was not allowed to interview the players for this story. The volleyball team is heading west this weekend to take on two conference opponents in the lower half of the Mountain West standings.

The Horned Frogs will play an Air Force team that is 0-8 in conference play Thursday at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The last time the Horned Frogs faced Air Force, the match ended in TCU’s favor.

After tonight’s match, the team will head to Laramie, Wyo., on Friday to play Wyoming. The Cowgirls have not fared that much better in conference with a 2-6 conference record.

Head coach Prentice Lewis said going into this weekend, the team is not necessarily concerned with the outcomes of the weekend matches.

“We are most concerned with how we perform in each match,” Lewis said. “We are ready for both games.”

Wyoming head coach Pat Stangle said his team is excited about the match against TCU and the conference challenge it is expected to be.

“Looking at the top eight in the conference, it appears that everyone has a chance to beat everyone,” Stangle said. “We have beaten them and they have beaten us. This game is a free for all.”

He said although TCU is bigger and more physical, he is hopeful his team will come out ready to play.

TCU is coming off a home game where it lost 3-0 to UNLV, but bounced back to down San Diego State, 3-2.

The team is going into this weekend with a 4-4 conference record and a 17-7 overall record.