|September 07, 2012||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
REX - 9
ESTES - 1
SPITZNAGLE - 1
GREEN - 1
FORD - 1
TUCSON, Ariz.-Lauren Ford set a career-high with 19 kills, but the Lipscomb volleyball team fell 3-0 (13-25, 26-28, 22-25) to TCU in the Arizona Invitational at the McKale Memorial Center on Friday afternoon.
Led by a 10-kill effort in the second set, Ford eclipsed her previous high of 18 set last season as a freshman against Valparaiso.
“It’s great to see what she did offensively,” Lipscomb head coach Brandon Rosenthal said.
In the opening frame, the Lady Bisons (2-6) were in a tough battle early as the score as was tied at seven, but the Horned Frogs (6-1) went on a 9-1 run to put the set away and take the early lead 25-13.
In the second set, LU was down 22-15, but this time it was the Lady Bisons that went on a 9-1 run to take a one point lead. TCU battled back however and eventually won the second set 28-26 deflating the comeback attempt.
Lipscomb opened the third set by falling behind early and never managed to recover. TCU jumped out to a 5-1 start out of the gate. The Lady Bisons fought back to within one at 22-21 but the Big 12 foe took three of the last four points for the 25-22 finish.
“In sets two and three, we brought a lot of energy than we did in the first set,” Rosenthal said. “In the second set, we were down seven or eight points and we came back to tie it, but we didn’t find a way to win. We’ve got to find a way to make plays.”
Senior Kaycee Green was the only other Lady Bison to finish in double-digit kills as the veteran notched 13 in the loss. It marked the fifth-straight game that Green has finished in double-digit kills for LU.
Caitlin Dotson continued to set the ball well for the Lady Bisons as she tops the 40 assist mark for the fifth time this season in eight matches. The junior The junior finished one dig shy of a double-double tying classmate Stephanie Rex for the team lead
The Lady Bisons continue action against Iona (2-6) tonight at 6:30, before playing host Arizona tomorrow at 2 p.m. to finish the tournament.