TCU report: Volleyball collects first conference win

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TCU notched its first Big 12 volleyball win of the season Wednesday over West Virginia, rallying after a first-set loss to take the match 3-1.

Senior Yvonne Igodan led the way in typical fashion, recording 19 kills, including two rallying points to bring TCU even with West Virginia in the first set.

Through the first 13 points of the second match, neither team gained more than a one-point advantage.

TCU had to break a 24-24 tie in the fourth set and kills from Macy Capen and Natalie Gower gave TCU the match win.

The Horned Frogs continued a winning streak against West Virginia in conference play extending to last year’s two matches.

TCU stays in Big 12 play this weekend, traveling to Kansas State. Last year, the Horned Frogs dropped both matches to the Wildcats 3-0.

Soccer

TCU soccer was unsuccessful in its Big 12 opening game against Texas on Sunday, losing 2-0.

Texas held a 11-7 shot advantage in the game, with both teams holding even at corner kicks with four.

Texas’ first goal came early in the first half by Whitney Jaynes, followed by a second-half score off the head of Sydney Shutter.

The Horned Frogs move on to face 14th-ranked Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Friday in Lubbock.

Tech enters the match with a 10-1-1 overall record and a 1-0-1 record in Big 12 play.

Equestrian

The ninth-ranked TCU equestrian team begins not only its season but conference play at 11 a.m. Saturday against No. 7 Baylor at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown.

TCU and Baylor are knotted at 5 in the all-time series, with TCU winning two out of the last three, including last season.

The Horned Frogs begin the 2013-2014 season ranked No. 9 by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

Rifle

TCU rifle lost three All-American athletes, Sarah Beard, Caitlin Morrissey and Sarah Scherer, to graduation from its NCAA third-place team.

However, a youth movement, led by sophomores Megan Lee and Hannah Black, moves up to carry on a tradition of winning for TCU beginning with matches at Memphis on Friday and at Mississippi on Sunday.

This year’s team will be led by veterans Catherine Green and Jamie Dowd. Green averaged 584 in air rifle last season as the team’s top scorer in that category.

TCU calendar

Friday: Soccer, 7 p.m., at Texas Tech; Rifle, at Memphis; Men’s, women’s tennis, ITA All-American Championships (through Sunday).

Saturday: Football, at Oklahoma, 6 p.m.; Cross country, men and women, Chile Pepper Festival, Fayetteville, Ark., 9:45 a.m.; Equestrian, 11 a.m., vs. Baylor, Springtown; Volleyball, at Kansas State, 7 p.m.; Women’s Golf, at Schooner Fall Classic, Norman, Okla. (through Saturday).

Sunday: Soccer, vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m.; Rifle, at Mississippi.

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