- Colorado State def. TCU 3-2, (23-25, 27-29, 25-22, 25-17, 15-7)
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Home2Suites By Hilton Tallahassee Seminole Invitational
- Match Stats
Colorado State made a late match comeback after going down 0-2 in the match to take down TCU in a five set showdown. CSU finished with a .282 hitting clip with just six attackers while TCU used the same amount of offensive firepower to end up with a .101 hitting percentage.
The struggle came for TCU in the number of hitting errors they committed in the match at 38 to CSU’s 20.
TCU jumped out to a first set lead of 9-3 before Colorado State made a comeback to tie things up at 11-11. The tight race to the first set continued until TCU took the 1-0 match lead with a 25-23 first set score. The second set started with CSU taking the early lead at 11-5 and holding onto the lead until TCU made a comeback late to tie things at 21 all, before taking the 2-0 lead at 29-27.
The third set was a close battle for the win, but CSU pulled ahead after the score was tied at 18-18 to forge their way into contention with a 25-22 third set win. CSU maintained a small lead over TCU in the third, which proved helpful as they took the fourth set off an Amanda Young service ace to force the fifth set 25-17.
The final set looked like it would be a tough race to the end with the score at four all, but CSU spread out their offense to forge a lead over TCU finishing off the match with a block by Sanja Cizmic and Paulina Hougaard-Jensen 15-7 to claim the five setter.
Big comeback for our #CSURams. It was an all-out battle and great team win! #PointRams pic.twitter.com/sAZhnI0AMQ
— CSU Rams Volleyball (@CSUvolleyball) September 1, 2017
Colorado State was led by Breana Runnels with 15 kills, one ace, three digs and one block while Jasmine Hanna added 14 kills on a .324 hitting percentage, two digs and five blocks. Posting a double-double was Kirstie Hillyer with 13 kills on a .458 hitting clip and 10 blocks while Hougaard-Jensen was just shy of the same feat with 10 kills on a .471 hitting percentage with nine blocks. Setter Katie Oleksak posted a double-double with 51 assists and 12 digs along with six blocks while Young picked up 18 digs.
For TCU, Ashleigh Martin put down 14 kills and four blocks while Lexi Maclean and Anna Walsh added 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Dani Dennison picked up a match-best 22 digs.