Horned Frogs Take Victory in Three

Sophomore Christie Carpenter earned her first double-double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs Saturday evening in a loss to TCU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Despite a final surge to keep the game alive in the third set, the BYU women’s volleyball team fell short and lost to the visiting TCU Horned Frogs (25-27, 23-25, 22-25) Saturday evening at the Smith Fieldhouse in front of 1,027 fans, the second-largest crowd of the season.

With the loss, the Cougars fall to 9-8 on the season and 4-2 in league play while TCU improves to 16-5, 5-2 in the MWC race.

“TCU is a good team and they showed up to play tonight,” said BYU women’s volleyball head coach Shay Goulding. “We had a few players step up tonight and hit well even when we were down. We fought hard and I’m pleased with that.”

Down 24-19 in the closing moments of the third match, the Cougars fought back to cut the lead to 24-22 off a Christie Carpenter kill to try and force a fourth match, but fell a few points short as TCU adjusted to the momentum swing and walked away with a conference victory.

The Cougars were without the services of senior team captain Kayla Walker who sprained an ankle in practice on Friday. For the first time this season, three Cougars scored in double figures for kills as Christie Carpenter had a season and career-high 15 kills on the night while Christina Measom and Nicole Warner each registered 10.

“I didn’t think it would affect us that much to not have Kayla, but you can see that it did,” Goulding said. “But with the players we had, we beat them point for point.”

Carpenter also contributed a season and career-high 10 digs, allowing her to earn her first double-double of the season.

“Christie is passing really well and hitting in range,” Goulding said. “She has improved a lot over the past few weeks.”

Camilla Phillips earned a .333 hitting percentage to lead the team in the third set while Carpenter tallied a .308 mark.

In a closely contested opening set with 14 tied scores and three lead changes, the Horned Frogs got the early lead in the set by making crucial blocks in the stretch and winning 27-25. BYU’s Carpenter led the team with six kills while Warner contributed five of the Cougars’ 18. The Horned Frogs had a .256 hitting percentage to the Cougars’ .229 in set one.

The pivotal second set saw TCU jump to an early 5-1 lead before the Cougars trimmed it to 8-9 moments later. The Horned Frogs got ahead in spurts up 16-11 and then 18-12 as BYU battled to stay in contention, eventually cutting the TCU lead to 21-17 with a kill from Warner. Two consecutive Measom kills tied the score at 22 and 23, but the Horned Frogs once again held on for a 25-23 second match victory.

Measom tallied an impressive .429 hitting percentage in the match while Morgan Lloyd Sorensen had five digs.

The Cougars will next travel to Colorado State to take on the conference-undefeated Rams Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. MT.


Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougar Volleyball 2009

TCU vs BYU Cougars (Oct 10, 2009 at Provo, Utah)

TCU | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name SP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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2 EDWARDS, Kourtney... 3| 12 4 30 .267| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 2 2| 0| 14.0

5 HESTER, Kristen..... 3| 6 1 11 .455| 1| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 6.0

7 MUNCE, Megan........ 3| 7 1 12 .500| 39| 0 3| 0| 7| 0 2 0| 1| 8.0

8 HUDSON, Christy..... 3| 10 3 26 .269| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 1 0 0| 0| 11.0

10 HESTER, Irene....... 3| 7 3 24 .167| 2| 0 2| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0

17 OTTO, Lauren........ 3| 8 2 23 .261| 2| 0 1| 1| 13| 1 0 0| 0| 9.0

1 BLACKWOOD, Katelyn.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 1| 1| 12| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

3 PONT, Kylie......... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

12 HORIO, Meghan....... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 1 1| 1| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

31 HERNANDEZ, Victoria. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 50 14 126 .286| 48| 1 8| 3| 47| 3 4 2| 1| 56.0

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0

Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct

1 16 5 43 .256 17-25 68% SET SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 17 5 44 .273 14-24 58% TCU................. (3) 27 25 25 16-5, 5-2 MWC

3 17 4 39 .333 14-22 63% BYU Cougars......... (0) 25 23 22 9-8, 4-2 MWC

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name SP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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7 MEASOM, Christina... 3| 10 2 27 .296| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 1 2 1| 0| 12.0

8 BOAZ, Marisa........ 3| 2 2 8 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 1| 0| 2.5

9 ROGERS, Kiana....... 3| 1 1 6 .000| 35| 1 1| 0| 7| 0 2 0| 0| 3.0

10 PHILLIPS, Camilla... 3| 5 2 17 .176| 1| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 2 0| 1| 6.0

14 CARPENTER, Christie. 3| 15 6 41 .220| 0| 0 1| 0| 10| 0 2 1| 0| 16.0

15 WARNER, Nicole...... 3| 10 5 23 .217| 1| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 6 0| 0| 13.0

1 LLOYD SORENSEN, Morg 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 1 1| 0| 13| 0 0 0| 1| 1.0

6 GOODSELL, Chelsea... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

11 LAKE WRIGHT, Melissa 3| 0 0 1 .000| 2| 0 1| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 43 18 123 .203| 40| 3 5| 1| 52| 1 15 3| 2| 54.5

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5

Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct

1 18 7 48 .229 17-27 62% Site: Provo, Utah (Smith Fieldhouse)

2 12 5 38 .184 13-24 54% Date: Oct 10, 2009 Attend: 1027 Time: 1h 31m

3 13 6 37 .189 14-25 56% Referees: Jesse Martinez, Mike Farish, Chelsea Nita

1 2 3 Total

Tie scores 14 2 1 17

Lead changes 3 0 0 3

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