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Tuesday, September 24, 2002
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Volleyball team unable to win match at Clemson

It was a disappointing weekend for the volleyball team, as the Frogs lost all three of their matches at the Clemson Invitational.

The Frogs fell in four games to Coastal Carolina in their opening-round match.

The next day against Virginia Tech (7-6), the Frogs had to come from behind in game one to take the victory. The Hokies led by as many as five, but the Frogs battled back to win game one 30-27.

The teams battled throughout game two, and the score was tied 12 times. The Frogs’ last lead came at 23-22 on a kill from sophomore outside hitter Dominika Szabo. However, Virginia Tech evened the match as they took the second game, 30-26.

TCU was unable to rally in game three after the Hokies broke a 10-10 tie. Virginia Tech controlled the pace for a 30-22 win in the third.

Game four was Virginia Tech’s, as TCU fell 30-22.

In their final match of the tournament, the Frogs stayed with Clemson (8-6), whose lead only extended beyond three points after the score reached 25-21. However, the Frogs couldn’t get over the hump as the Tigers took game one, 30-21.

TCU hit better in the second game (.269 vs. .209) and kept things close throughout. However, the Tigers won round two by a 30-23 score, and went into intermission with a 2-0 lead.

The third game was tied 12 different times, with the last coming at 16 all. Clemson crept into the lead after that, but the Frogs stayed in the hunt until the very end, falling 30-26.

Szabo earned all-tournament honors for the fourth time this season.

— Danny Gillham

Volleyball photo

Photograper/Kacee Webber
Freshman outside hitter Carissa Mills (shown above at the TCU Invitational) and the rest of the volleyball team were unable to win a match this weekend at the Clemson Invitational.

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