Volleyball: Bears take bit out of Horned Frogs

The volleyball team’s loss to the Baylor Bears on Wednesday night boiled down to passing, the head coach said following a 3-0 defeat.”If you can’t pass, you can’t win,” head coach Prentice Lewis said after the 23-30, 27-30, 24-30 loss.

Lewis said the team could not get sophomore middle blocker Kourtney Edwards the ball because of their poor passing. Edwards would finish with 11 kills for the Horned Frogs, who now move to 18-9 on the season.

TCU’s play was disconnected throughout the entire match, Lewis said. There was only one lead change in the match, coming in the third game.

“(Baylor) didn’t have to do much,” Lewis said. “All they had to do was show up.”

Senior libero Calli Corley said the Horned Frogs played better during the final points of each game. The Bears closed out game two on a blocking error by freshman outside hitter Irene Hester on a ball from Baylor sophomore setter Taylor Barnes. The Bears needed game points to secure wins in the first and third games.

“Toward the end of the game, we started to come back,” Corley said, “but by that time it was too late. We had let them score too many points.”

The Bears benefited from double-digit kill totals from sophomore middle blocker Anna Breyfogle, sophomore outside hitter Katie Sanders and freshman outside hitter Ashlie Christenson.

Senior middle blocker LeMeita Smith also finished with 11 kills for TCU, which marks the second consecutive match Smith and Edwards have led the team in that category.