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TCU Volleyball falls to No. 6 Texas in an intense five set match

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The record-breaking attendance at the TCU vs. No. 6 Texas matchup inside the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Wednesday, Oct.18

TCU Volleyball set the record for the highest attendance at any TCU women’s sporting event in history against the Texas Longhorns, packing 7,412 fans into Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

Despite the record-setting attendance, the Frogs fell to the sixth-ranked Longhorns in five sets.

Outside hitter Audrey Nalls led TCU’s offense with 24 kills and a .541 hitting percentage along with outside hitter Melanie Parra tallying 20 kills in the match. This is the first time this season two players have recorded 20+ kills in a single match.

TCU came ready to play and dominated the Longhorns through the entirety of the first set. The Frogs only allowed the Longhorns to score 14 points in the first set, hitting 0.379 while holding Texas to a 0.025 hitting percentage. A final kill from Parra gave TCU the set win, 25-14.

The middle three sets were an even contest between the Frogs and the Longhorns. In the second set, the Longhorns took their first lead of the game after being tied at 13-all and their offensive momentum led them to close out the set 25-22 and tie up the match 1-1.

Texas took an early lead in the third set, but TCU responded well with an ace from Nalls and a kill from Parra to tie up the set at 5-all. The Frogs took their first lead of the set with a 5-0 scoring run punctuated by a kill from middle blocker Sarah Sylvester when down 13-10.

The Frogs outscored Texas 4-1 to close out the set, giving TCU a 2-1 advantage going into the fourth set.

The fourth set went back and forth as the Frogs were aiming to upset Texas for the set and match victory. In a close battle, the Longhorns took the set 25-23, forcing the fifth set.

Although TCU had an early lead with a block from Sylvester and a kill from Parra, the Longhorns climbed back to win the set, 15-13, and match 3-2.

Up Next

TCU Volleyball will face the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. It will be available for streaming on ESPN2.

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