Volleyball defeats Texas Tech for another sweep of a conference foe

first_img Previous articleArrieta, former TCU pitcher, wins NL Cy Young awardNext articleMiss Black and Gold scholarship pageant focuses on female empowerment Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin ReddIt TCU plays Texas Tech in a volleyball game in the Rec Center on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas on November 18, 2015. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello printThe Horned Frogs earned a season sweep of Texas Tech Wednesday with a straight set win (25-13, 26-24,25-18) to improve their record to 18-8 overall and 8-6 in conference.TCU dominated the first set by playing mistake-free volleyball. The team did not have a single hitting error. Playing flawless keyed the Frogs to a 12-point victory in the first set, 25-13.“We got off to a really slow start when we played Tech at Tech, going down 17-6, but we did come back to win that set,” Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “We really wanted to get off to a good start, I think the girls made a point of that and we played really well.”The second set was the opposite of the first. While TCU did hold a lead for a portion of the set, Tech had the first set point of the set when they took a 24-23 lead over the Frogs.However, the Frogs took over in the clutch winning the next three points to take the second set 26-24. TCU’s calm, confident demeanor allowed them to recover and claim the second set.“We were big in the clutch, they stepped up and had some confidence,” Kramer said.In the third set, Kramer made a lineup change, playing senior outside hitter Blaire Pickens.“She stepped up tonight and played a good role on the team,” Kramer said.Other than the lineup change, the team didn’t make many changes to its game plan.“We adjusted to the tip and the setter dump throughout the set, but other than that we didn’t make major adjustments, we just controlled the ball well,” Kramer said.Junior outside hitter Ashley Smith once again led the team in hits, which has become the norm lately with the Frogs.“She played to her strengths and took big rips at the ball, I think she’s one of the best outside hitters in the league,” Kramer said.Another big contribution to the Frog’s victory came from their setters, sophomore Kaylee Smith and senior Alexia Heist.“I think Lex and Kaylee distributed the ball really well, they’re getting a good rhythm with their hitters and feeling like the can set any hitter at any time,” Kramer said.Heist came off the bench to lead the Frogs in kills with 25, and Smith added 15 assists as well.In terms of attendance, TCU continued it’s trend of selling out every home game this year, with 2,275 people watching Wednesday’s contest between the Frogs and the Red Raiders.The Frogs take on the Oklahoma Sooners at noon in Norman on Saturday. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ + posts Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook ReddIt Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedinlast_img read more

Organic Cirsa fails to escape LATAM currency woes

first_img Presenting its final trading update as an independent enterprise, Spanish gambling operator Grupo Cirsa SA reports progress on its home and LATAM expansion projects, despite its corporate performance being hindered by severe LATAM currency impacts.Reporting strong growth across its Spanish home market properties (Spanish EBIT up 10%), Cirsa reports combined group revenues of €4.17 billion.Nevertheless, Spanish growth could not sustain full Cirsa LATAM market currency declines against the Euro, which saw the company hit with a negative €14 million FX trading impact.Despite the adverse South American FX conditions, Cirsa governance states that it will continue to push its ‘organic growth’ agenda for its LATAM properties, focusing on Table and Slots inventory growth across its casino properties of Panama, Colombia, Peru, Dominica and Costa Rica.Closing a busy trading period, Cirsa governance would declare a corporate EBIT €41 million, in-line with 2017’s corresponding EBIT €42 million.Moving forward, Cirsa will now operate under the ownership of US private equity firm Blackstone Capital, who this April completed a reported €2 billion acquisition for the Spanish gambling enterprise.Under the terms of the deal, Cirsa’s Argentine arcade and casino properties will continue to be operated by the Lao Hernandez family.Updating corporate stakeholders on its current financial position, Cirsa governance details that it has active cash balance of €180 million, combined with an available credit facility of €75 million. StumbleUpon Submit Share CIRSA confirms Antonio Grau as inbound CFO July 17, 2020 Codere avoids total collapse with 12-month credit line  June 22, 2020 Related Articles Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Sharelast_img read more