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

Lady Bulldogs Middle School Teams Win Season Opener

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs went on the road and defeated Waldron Mohawks 25-15 to open the season.The Bulldogs started slow, but finished strong outscoring the Waldon 15-7 in the second half.  Leading the way scoring was Kaylin Hinners with 15 points; followed by Alyssa Nobbe with 4 points; and Rachel Lamping, Sara Lamping, Elaney McGuire chipping in two points a piece.   On the defensive side of the floor the Bulldogs were led by Billie Puente, Renee Lecher, and Elana Kuisel.   The girls will have their home opener tonight vs. the Milan Indians at 5:30 pm.   Come out and support the Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs opened their season on the road Monday night by defeating Waldron 36 to 15.The Lady Bulldogs opened the game with a stifling defense which took the Lady Mohawks out of their offense, and held them to only 2 first half points.  Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were very unselfish, and had many tremendous passes to teammates. Overall, it was a total team victory.Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Emma Weiler with 10.  Other scorers for the Bulldogs were Ava Hanson with 8, Timbrè Davies had 8, Makayla Granger added 4, Megan Meyer scored 3, and Tiffany Hawker and Madelyn Pohlman each scored 2. Scoring for the Lady Mohawks were Lyndsay Shonk with 8, and Josee Larrison added 7.The Lady Bulldogs will host Milan on Tuesday, and Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday.  The 7th grade game tips off at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Isaac Bonga enjoys the call-up, but is growing through the G League grind

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs SAN ANTONIO — He was supposed to be an “insurance policy.” But as things turned out, Isaac Bonga did get a chance at his first NBA minutes on Friday night.They came in garbage time, as they often do for rookies. But it’s all gravy for Bonga, who at 19 years old is the youngest Laker and has spent most of his time down in the G League so far.He liked the charter flight and the hotel in San Antonio, he admitted. But his tenure with the South Bay Lakers has gone well, too.“I feel G League experience right now is actually doing pretty good,” he said. “The first couple games maybe kinda get used to everything: speed, people over there. But since I’m getting used to it, I’m actually going well so far.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBonga is averaging 14 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals while shooting 44.4 percent from 3-point range in the G League, where he’s started all 12 of his games. A 6-foot-8 wing, the Lakers hope Bonga can develop into a helpful addition to the backcourt in the future.He got the call-up Thursday as the team was reeling from the loss of Brandon Ingram to an ankle sprain. Lakers coach Luke Walton said he’s monitored Bonga closely in the G League through South Bay coach Coby Karl.“We are confident that if we need him,” Walton said, “he can get out there and help us play some defense and handle the ball a little bit for us.”Bonga said he’s still adjusting to the speed of the American game after playing pro in Germany for the last few years. But fellow countryman Moe Wagner said he’s seen Bonga improve by leaps and bounds since the preseason, when he lacked confidence.When they’re in the same locker room, the two can be seen conversing in German. Bonga said it’s been helpful having Wagner around. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “Oh yeah, the really good thing about Moe is he’s also like a guy who will encourage you, motivate you, be honest,” he said. “Especially in this league, I’m really glad to have Moe.”HART GETS THE STARTIn place of Ingram, whose MRI results were not available as of late Friday night, the Lakers turned to Josh Hart, who hadn’t been in the starting lineup since the last road game against San Antonio (Oct. 27).The second-year guard played for long stretches, playing 36 minutes and getting seven points on 3-of-8 shooting and five rebounds. While Hart missed all five of his 3-point attempts, Walton still felt that Hart kept pace with the starting group, for the most part.“His biggest challenge tonight was defensively,” Walton said. “We had him on DeRozan and Rudy, so I thought a lot of his efforts were going there. We can do a better job of getting him more looks, but I thought he looked pretty good with that group.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Pakistan to host T20 Asia cup 2020 in neutral venue

first_imgThe next edition of the Asia Cup could also be UAE-bound with Pakistan given the hosting rights of the tournament in 2020, as organising it in its own country will cast serious doubts on India’s participation owing to diplomatic tensions.The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in its meeting in Singapore on Tuesday awarded the continental meet, to be held in T20 format, to Pakistan, which will most likely organise it in the neutral venues of the United Arab Emirates, its cricket team’s ‘home’ since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus.The tournament will be held in September ahead of the World T20 in Australia.Diplomatic tensions with neighbours Pakistan forced India to host the last Asia Cup in the UAE.”Pakistan told the delegates at the ACC meeting held in Singapore that they would host the Asia Cup at home but a final decision on the venue would be taken after consultation with other members of the ACC and keeping in mind the prevailing security and political situation around that time in Pakistan,” a PCB source said.He said if conditions were not conducive to have the Asia Cup in Pakistan, the PCB would host it at a neutral venue.”Last year the Board of Control for Cricket in India hosted the Asia Cup in UAE because of the political tensions between Pakistan and India,” the source added.When contacted, a senior BCCI official told PTI: “The decision to play in pakistan will be completely be the government’s call. The Board will follow whatever decision the centre takes. We believe that just like we hosted the tournament last year in the UAE, Pakistan should also ideally organise it at a neutral venue.”advertisementAt the ACC meeting, the PCB representatives also insisted that Sri Lanka send its team to Pakistan to play the two ICC Test Championship matches in Lahore and Karachi in September this year.It was also decided that the sport would return to the next Asian Games in T20 format and the ACC would provide technical support to the Olympic Council of Asia.Also Read | World Cup 2019 Opening Ceremony Live Streaming: When and where to watchAlso Watch:last_img read more