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GoFrogs: NCAA Volley Ball First Round vs. No. 22 Florida State Preview


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GoFrogs: NCAA First Round vs. No. 22 Florida State Preview

Match Information
NCAA First Round
TCU (16-14, 8-10 Big 12) vs. No. 22 Florida State (23-8, 16-2 ACC)
Friday, Dec. 1 • 4:30 p.m.
Fayetteville, Ark. • Barnhill Arena
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Match Notes

TCU Notables
• TCU advanced to its second straight NCAA Tournament. It's the fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
Melanie Parra (First Team), Jalyn Gibson (Second Team) and Audrey Nalls (Second Team) all earned 2023 All-Big 12 honors.
• It's the first time since 2018 that TCU has produced three All-Conference honorees.
• Parra became the 11th player in program history to tally 400 kills in a single season – she currently has 445.
• Her 445 kills this season is currently eighth on TCU's all-time single season kills list.
• Parra is a two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (9/19, 10/3) and earned AVCA National Player of the Week honors (9/19).
• Parra is 13th in the NCAA in points p/set (5.18) and 17th in kills p/set (4.36). She finished second in both categories in the Big 12.
• Parra is the first player in program history to have two 34-kill matches in her career.
• Parra became the first TCU player since 2000 to tally 20+ kills and 20+ digs in a single match at Kansas State (22 kills, 21 digs).
Jalyn Gibson ranks second on the team with 3.21 kills p/set and third on the team with 2.32 digs p/set.
• Gibson posted a career-high 23 kills in TCU's 3-1 win at UCF (10/27).
• One of the most consistent players on TCU's roster, Gibson has tallied double-digit kills in 21 matches this season.
Audrey Nalls is the 13th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career kills against Texas Tech (9/29).
• Nalls currently ranks sixth on TCU's all-time kills list with 1,223.
• Nalls has recorded 10+ kills in 16 matches this season while making 22 starts.
• Combined, Gibson, Nalls and Parra have tallied 31 double-doubles this season.
• TCU ranks 30th nationally and third in the Big 12 with 2.57 blocks p/set.
• TCU's 22 blocks at Oklahoma (10/11) were the most by a Big 12 school in a single match this season.
Sarah Sylvester is sixth in the Big 12 in blocks p/set (1.18) and Brianna Green is seventh (1.15).
• Sylvester earned Big 12 Defensive POTW honors after tallying a career-best 13 blocks in TCU's win over USU (9/8).
• Her 13 blocks set the school record for the most blocks in a three-set match and are the second most in a match in TCU history.
• With a career-best 12 blocks at Texas A&M, Bri Green became the eighth player in TCU history to tally 12 blocks in a match.
• TCU also ranks third through Big 12 play, averaging 14.96 digs p/set.
Cecily Bramschreiber is fifth in Big 12 play averaging 3.82 digs p/set.
• In her first career start, Lily Nicholson tallied 56 assists and 13 digs against No. 6 Texas (10/18).
Jaylen Clark, Lily Nicholson, Lydia Seymour and Megan Walsh have all made their TCU debuts this season.
• Against No. 6 Texas, TCU set a new volleyball attendance record with 7,142 spectators.

NCAA Tournament Notables
• TCU qualified for back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the second time in program history (2015-16, 2022-23).
• TCU is 3-4 all time in the NCAA Tournament.
• TCU won its first round game over Washington, 3-1, in 2022.
• The Washington win was the first NCAA win for TCU since 2016.
• TCU first advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 when the Frogs defeated Rice, 3-0 (12/3/09).
• TCU has never faced an ACC team in the NCAA Tournament.
• TCU has never advanced past the second round.
• TCU played Florida State earlier this season (Sept. 15) and won in four sets.

Pharm Frog

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Typical poor receiving start for the Frogs. Very little in system. Aced three times not even halfway through S1. And yet Frogs are only down 3 at 12-9.

Pharm Frog

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Frogs being blown off the court at 21-15. FSU knows exactly what they want to do and where and Nicholson is gonna have to get us into system because the first touch isn’t gonna do it

Pharm Frog

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Frogs down 10-5 in S2. First touches bad. Second touches not much better. Makes it that much more difficult on the swing.

Pharm Frog

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Frogs down 17-9 on a 6-0 FSU run. Noles are so far superior in two positions. When you start covering serve receive with outside hitters, you have good self-awareness.

Pharm Frog

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Frogs open S3 on a 4-0 run and promptly give it back on a 4-0 FSU run. And Frogs with another 4-0 run. Make it 5-0 and its 9-4 Frogs
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Pharm Frog

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Frogs with mental error after mental error and yet persisting. Up 18-13. Haven’t seen a non-jump serve foot fault serve all year until this set.