Reagan McGuire knocked down her 13th kill on match point as TCU won its third consecutive match to open the season with a victory over UT El Paso 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 on Saturday in the Crosstown Classic at the TCU Recreation Center.
Jillian Bergeson finished with 11 kills and 15 digs for the Horned Frogs, and Ashley Smith contributed 10 kills and 12 digs. McGuire, Smith and Bergeson were selected to the All-Tournament team for the Horned Frogs.
TCU also got a strong defensive performance from Sutton Sunstrum with 17 digs, and McGuire finished with nine blocks.
TCU opened the season Friday with victories over Abilene Christian and Texas State.
TCU will compete in the SDSU/USD Invitational next week in San Diego, against Dartmouth on Friday before taking on San Diego State and San Diego on Saturday.
UT Arlington Volleyball
▪ UTA 3, Grambling 0: UT Arlington cruised past Grambling State 25-9, 25-10, 25-5 in the first of two games in the Mavericks Classic at the College Park Center. The Mavericks had 15 service aces, including five apiece from Cassidy Wheeler and Qiana Canete.
▪ North Dakota State 3, North Texas 2: In the first of two matches Saturday in Columbia, Mo., North Texas senior Carnae Dillard had a career day, but it wasn’t enough as the Mean Green lost 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 13-15 to North Dakota State. Dillard had 30 kills on 65 attacks against the Bison, the second-highest mark of her 102-game career.
▪ TCU women’s soccer: Three goals in a span of five minutes by Illinois in the second half proved to be the difference in TCU’s 5-2 loss on Friday night in Champaign, Ill. TCU (0-3-0) plays today at Illinois State at 1 p.m.
▪ Florida State football: The No. 10 Seminoles have completed preseason drills without coach Jimbo Fisher naming a starting quarterback. Fisher said he will handle the quarterback situation when he is ready. He said he knows exactly what he is going to do. The Seminoles open the season Saturday against Texas State. The competition for the starting job is between Notre Dame graduate transfer Everett Golson and junior Sean Maguire.