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TCU Volleyball falls to Tech in 5 sets despite a strong performance from élan McCall. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang.

Despite 27 kills from outside hitter élan McCall, TCU volleyball fell short against Texas Tech on Saturday, losing in five sets.

McCall’s kill total was a program record for a Big 12 match.

“I thought our team played really hard,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “I thought we did some real great things offensively to make it a great match. We need to take care of the simple balls and that’s going to come.”

The offense was a big factor in the first set for TCU, with the team hitting a .314 hitting percentage. McCall had seven kills in the first set alone. Four of them came when the game was tied 19-19. This pushed the Frogs to a 25-22 first set victory.

élan McCall had a strong offensive day with 27 kills, 2 blocks and 1 ace. Photo Courtesy of Heesoo Yang.

Tech jumped out to an early 11-7 lead in the second set and never allowed TCU to come within a point. Adams had five of her 11 kills in the second set, but the Red Raiders tied the match at one set apiece. 

The third set went back-and-forth with six lead changes and 17 tie scores. Katie Clark, Afedo Manyang and McCall helped lead TCU to a 26-24 victory.

Tech tied the third set 23-23 but the trio delivered kills to put the set away and give TCU a 2-1 match lead. McCall finished with six kills in the set, along with five from Clark and three from Manyang. McCall also led the team with four digs.

TCU jumped to a 10-7 lead in the fourth set, but Tech came back to tie the score five times, eventually winning the set 25-23. McCall led the team again with six kills, while libero Dani Dennison delivered five digs.

Tech took a lead early in the fifth set and never looked back, winning the set 15-11 and the match 3-2. TCU battled to the end but couldn’t mount a strong enough comeback to win the match.

The Frogs will close out their regular-season home schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 27 against the Oklahoma Sooners. The team will honor its three seniors. The match is set to start at 7 p.m. inside The Rickel.

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