TCU 3, MIAMI (OH) 2 (27-25, 23-25, 25-14, 18-25, 15-12)
BOWLING GREEN, OH – TCU pulled ahead late in the fifth set to advance past Miami (OH) in the first round of the 2019 National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
The Horned Frogs (10-17) will play either Purdue-Fort Wayne or Bowling Green on Friday in Round 2. The RedHawks clse the season at 17-12.
Miami jumped ahead early in sets 1 and 2; TCU fought back to win the first set and used a 10-1 run to take a 15-14 lead in the second set. It was tied as late a 19-19, but the Redhawks finished it off on a kill from Margaret Payne.
In Set 3, Miami had two clusters of hitting errors which allowed TCU to comfortably pocket the set, but the RedHawks responded in the fourth set, closing it off with another kill from Payne. In the fifth set, TCU used a kill from Julia Adams to tie it at 12-all. An error from Miami and kills from Katie Clark and Adams proved to be the difference.
Clark and Adams each had 13 kills; McKenzie Nichols had 40 assists for the Horned Frogs, and Dani Dennison finished with 25 digs. Elan McCall had 11 kills and 21 digs.
For the RedHawks, Payne had 20 kills and Gaby Harper added 15 kills.