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TCU Volleyball gets back on track with win over West Virginia

McKenzie Nichol’s big night paced the Frogs Thursday.

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Some people say, “you’ll always find your way back home”, and for Coach Jill Kramer, this served to be true. After playing at TCU, then coaching at WVU, in 2014 Kramer found her way back home. Thursday night, the 6-11 Frogs took on her former squad, the 10-9 Mountaineers.

Being a home game, the Frogs were already at an advantage. In the entirety of their history, the Frogs have never lost a game against the Mountaineers (7-0). And tonight, TCU continued that streak.

During the 3 sets, Audrey Nalls led with 12 kills, Afedo Manyang had 4 blocks, and not only did McKenzie Nichols have 40 assists, but she also had 2 aces and 10 digs.

TCU started the first set by taking the first point. The set was very back and forth, but a kill from Elan McCall would put the Frogs up for a steady lead. Late in the set, the game got close again, but Elan McCall would once again come in clutch. TCU would win this set 25-23. Once again, the Frogs started hot with a kill from Afedo Manyang. WVU had the lead for most of the game, but a kill from Ashley Waggle would reveal that the Frogs were going to go on and dominate this set. They took the second set 25-22.

The crowd got loud for this third set and they were a key factor in cheering the frogs to a victorious homecoming win. This was by far the closest set the Frogs played tonight. The score constantly went back and forth. With the set tied at 11, Katie Clark went in for the kill, set up from McKenzie Nichols. After giving up 2 straight points late in the set, a timeout called by Kramer would serve to be the quick break the Frogs needed. Ashley Waggle threw down a kill for match point making the final score 25-21.

After the sweep over WVU, the Frogs will now take on Iowa State at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 30 at home. This is bound to be a great game, but if you miss it you can watch it live on Fox Sports Southwest.