Texas tops TCU, sets program record with 34th consecutive home win
AUSTIN, Texas -- Second-ranked Texas (15-0, 7-0) defeated TCU (12-10, 2-6) 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-22) on Wednesday night at Gregory Gymnasium. The win set a new program record for most consecutive home match wins with 34. The streak dates back to Sept. 15, 2012.
Texas has now won 23 consecutive Big 12 matches, including the past four in 3-0 fashion.
As a team, the Longhorns registered 43 kills and outhit the Horned Frogs, .309 to .125. The Longhorns produced a typical balanced attack, as Haley Eckerman posted a team-high 12 kills.
Senior Khat Bell put down nine kills, while sophomore Pilar Victoria added eight and junior Molly McCage contributed seven. Victoria also led the team with 10 digs.
Sophomores Nicole Dalton and Chloe Collins combined to have 35 assists in the match, with 19 and 16 respectively. Sophomore Chiaka Ogbogu had a match-high four blocks, while freshman Cat McCoy set a season-high four aces in the match.
Texas portrayed its balance in the first set en route to a 25-14 win. Five Longhorns had multiple kills, led by four from Bell. With the score tied at five, Texas created breathing room with a 5-0 run. Freshman Cat McCoy led the run with three service aces. The Longhorns put the finishing touches on the set with a 10-2 run to take the 1-0 lead in the match. All four of Bell's kills came in the final run.
The Longhorns outhit TCU in the second set .571-.136 to win the set 25-16. The Horned Frogs stuck around until they were only one point behind Texas at 15-14. Texas went on another 10-2 run to end the set. Victoria had three kills in the final ten points for the Longhorns as they took a 2-0 set advantage.
The third set the most competitive, containing 12 ties and five lead changes. TCU took its largest lead of the match early in the third set at 9-4, but Texas responded with an 8-1 run to get back in the set at 12-10. TCU took the late lead at 22-21 until Eckerman delivered three kills in the final four points to help Texas close the final set 25-22 and take the match.
Texas improves to 15-0 on the season and sets a new home-winning record with 34-straight. pic.twitter.com/Xy45tfsluj— TexasVolleyball (@TexasVolleyball) October 23, 2014