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GoFrogs: Volleyball Falls to Kansas State in Five Sets

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    GoFrogs: Volleyball Falls to Kansas State in Five Sets

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Strong individual performances from Katie Clark and Afedo Manyang wouldn't be enough as TCU volleyball dropped a five-set road contest to Kansas State Saturday evening inside the Ahearn Fieldhouse in Manhattan, Kansas. Clark and Manyang each posted career-highs in hitting percentage and TCU set a new season-best in aces (13) in the loss.

    "Although we did not come away with the result we wanted, we made big strides in some areas tonight. Mckenzie did a great job distributing the ball, getting our middle attack more involved, and gave our attackers some great looks. It was great to see Katie & Smiley capitalize on that. We also had one of our better serving performances on the road in a tough KSU environment."

    TCU NOTABLES:
    • Afedo Manyang had a career night, finishing with 11 kills on .455 hitting, her best results in either category.
    • Sophomore Katie Clark led the team with 17 kills on .419 hitting, the best hitting percentage of her career when collecting 10+ kills.
    • Freshman McKenzie Nichols secured her fifth double-double of the season and second in the last three matches – 42 assists and a career high 14 digs.
    • Freshman Audrey Nalls set career highs in aces (5) and digs (15) tonight. She becomes the third Big 12 player this season to hit five aces in a single match - also Texas' Logan Eggleston and fellow Horned Frog, Manyang.
    • Nalls made an impact all over the court tonight as she finished with seven kills, 15 digs, five aces and five blocks.

    Set 1 (KSU, 25-21): A myriad of K-State errors allowed TCU to claim an early, 10-7 advantage. But the Wildcats cleaned up their game to the tune of a 7-1 run. TCU wouldn't be able to cut into the lead much from there and K-State claimed the opening set.

    Set 2 (TCU, 25-18): The tone was set on the first point as Nalls and Manyang combined for the first of what would be four TCU blocks. The Horned Frogs jumped out to a 4-1 lead and never looked back in an impressive display. McCall had her best set of the season, finishing with a team-best four kills on .364 hitting, three digs and a block. The spark from McCall was ignited by the resurgence of Waggle on the right side. After a quiet first set, the Dripping Springs native let loose on K-State, blasting three kills in crucial moments as TCU rolled to the set victory. The TCU defense was much improved in the second, Dennison stepped up with four digs as Nalls, Manyang and Clark each delivered two blocks.

    Set 3 (KSU, 25-23): The Horned Frogs got off to a strong start, leading as late as 19-16. But the lead was short lived as K-State won nine of the next 13 points to steal the set. Katie Clark found a rhythm on offense, delivering five kills on .625 hitting but the Wildcats led the match, 2-1.

    Set 4 (TCU, 25-17): Once again, TCU responded after dropping a tightly contested set. This time, it was Clark and Manyang who grabbed ahold of the offensive reins on their way to a phenomenal display of hitting. Clark finished with five kills on .714 hitting while Manyang turned in four on .429. The icing on the cake came from Nalls, who secured four service aces, including three in a row at one point, to help TCU seize the fourth set in convincing fashion.

    Set 5 (KSU, 15-7): The momentum gained from the fourth set came to a bitter end halfway through the fifth, as K-State won the final nine points to win the set and the match.


    UP NEXT:
    The Horned Frogs have the week off as they prepare to host Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 9. The time of the match has yet to be determined and will be announced on Monday. Audio from the match will be available on HFTV.

    For more information on TCU Volleyball visit GoFrogs.com and follow @TCUVolleyball on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
     

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