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GoFrogs: Volleyball's McCall Masterful in 3-1 Win over WVU

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    GoFrogs: Volleyball's McCall Masterful in 3-1 Win over WVU

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. – TCU volleyball took its offensive groove on the road as the Horned Frogs leaped past West Virginia, 3-1, Wednesday evening inside WVU Coliseum. Sophomore élan McCall scored her second-career 20/20 match, 20 kills and 21 digs, to lead TCU to its second straight conference victory: 25-21, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21.

    "I'm proud of our team for their offensive consistency over two straight matches," head coach Jill Kramer said. "Mckenzie did a great job delivering the ball again. élan and Smiley really stepped up tonight. élan played great all-around and is really finding her rhythm, while Smiley hit one of her best clips of the season. "

    TCU NOTABLES:
    • McCall secured her first double-double of the season: 20 kills and 21 digs. It was her first 20/20 match of the season and just the second of her illustrious career – also vs. Louisiana (Sept. 7, 2018).
    • She led the team in both kills and digs, marking her second career 20+ dig match.
    • McCall also led the team in hitting percentage (.356) her best mark of the season.
    • Freshman Julia Adams stayed hot after earning Big 12 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week on Monday. She finished with 17 kills, two digs and two blocks.
    • In her last two matches, Adams has put up 40 kills, 5.00 kills/set.
    • Sophomore Katie Clark delivered double digit kills for the fourth consecutive match, finishing with 12. She also led the team in blocks, with four.
    • Freshman McKenzie Nichols put up her third straight double-double and sixth in 12 conference matches, posting 49 assists and 10 digs in the win. She has now tallied at least 40 assist and 10 digs in each of her last three matches.
    • Her 49 assists set a new career-high in a four-set match.
    • Junior Dani Dennison earned 15 digs in the libero role. She has finished with at least 10 digs in four consecutive matches and five of her last six.
    • As a team, TCU delivered 62 kills, its second straight match to hit 60+ kills in a four-set match.
    • The Horned Frogs are averaging 15.75 kills/set in their last two matches.
    • The TCU defense tallied 65 digs, its most in a victory this season.
    HOW IT HAPPENED:
    Set 1 (TCU, 25-21): McCall had her offensive arsenal on full display in the opening set. Whether it was the tip, tool or heavy-handed swing, everything was working as the sophomore delivered seven kills on .545 hitting to help TCU claim the opening set. The score fluctuated with 12 ties and five lead changes before a 5-0 TCU run put the Frogs in front, 20-16. McCall had a kill and an ace in the run, along with kills from Manyang and Adams. Adams stayed hot after her career match last Saturday, finishing with five kills of her own.

    Set 2 (WVU, 25-20): The Mountaineers adjusted to the TCU attack in the second, holding the Horned Frogs to just 12 kills. A 4-0 WVU run gave the home team a 19-15 lead that would not be overcome and the Mountaineers drew even. McCall and Adams led the team with four kills each but the match was tied, one set apiece.

    Set 3 (TCU, 25-18): A pair of early kills and a block from Clark helped TCU jump out to a 7-2 lead. WVU would keep it close, even drawing within one point, 9-8. But McCall and Adams would have none of it, guiding TCU on a 5-1 run, giving some much-needed breathing room to the set. The Mountaineers made it close once more, 16-14, but a kill from McCall and back-to-back Manyang terminations swung momentum in the Frogs favor for the final time and TCU would dust off a set three win. The TCU offense showcased its balance this set as four Frogs finished with three or more kills: Clark (three), Adams (four), Manyang (four) and McCall (four).

    Set 4 (TCU, 25-21): A 6-0 run late in the set proved to be the turning point as TCU replaced a 13-15 deficit with a four-point lead. Clark had a kill and a block alongside yet another kill from McCall to help the Frogs jump in front, 19-15. Strong defense and more phenomenal attacking play from McCall, Adams and Clark sealed the deal for the Horned Frogs as they claimed their second straight Big 12 victory.

    UP NEXT:
    TCU finishes the week with a Saturday night match in Austin as the Horned Frogs go for the upset over the No. 1 ranked Texas Longhorns. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on Longhorn Network.

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

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