The TCU volleyball team remained undefeated after a 29-27, 25-15, 25-22 victory over the San Diego State in the second match of the SDSU/USD Invitational on Saturday at Peterson Gym in San Diego.
TCU (5-0) played San Diego in the final match of the Invitational late Saturday night after extending its school record to 15 consecutive sets won to open the season.
The Frogs hammered San Diego State with 42 kills and had double-digit blocks for the third consecutive match with 13. Jillian Bergeson led all players with 12 kills and 11 digs. Senior Blaire Pickens followed with eight kills and only one error for a .500 hitting clip to go along with four total blocks.
UT Arlington picked up a pair of victories on the final day of the Pioneer Classic in Denver, defeating Villanova in four sets before sweeping Air Force.
After taking a two-set lead against Villanova, the Mavericks were almost forced into a fifth set when the Wildcats won the third set 25-18 and held a 24-23 lead in the fourth set. Back-to-back kills by Stacey Koch and Zhanelle Geathers put UTA back in front. The Mavericks had five match points before closing out the set and match 30-28. Qiana Canete had 13 kills, 10 digs and four blocks to lead the Mavericks.
In the final match, UTA picked up a 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 over Air Force.
With the victories, UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour earned her 180th career victory, tying her for third-place on the UTA coaching list with Janine Smith, who coached from 1994-2003.
Just 12 hours after knocking off tournament host Oklahoma, the Mean Green (3-4) couldn’t continue the momentum, losing to Arkansas-Little Rock 23-25, 19-25, 23-25 in its last match of the weekend.
▪ BYU football: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill will miss the rest of the season after fracturing a foot in the Cougars’ 33-28 win over Nebraska on Saturday. It’s the third time in four seasons that Hill has sustained a season-ending injury.
▪ Arizona football: Star linebacker Scooby Wright had a procedure to repair a lateral meniscus tear and “optimistically” could be back when the Wildcats begin Pac-12 play on Sept. 26, Sports Illustrated reported. Wright ws hurt Thursday against UTSA.