It was a block party for TCU Volleyball in College Station

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By Ray Cartwright

Frogs Today Staff Writer



TCU Volleyball spent the past weekend down in College Station competing in the Aggie Invitational. The Frogs walked away from the invite with two wins in their pocket.

This included a 3-1 win over Texas A&M Saturday afternoon.

It was a dominant performance from the Frogs on Saturday. TCU had three players record a double-double, the first time this season that has happened.

Riley Buckley had 37 assists and 10 digs, Jayln Gibson had 13 kills and 11 digs, and Melanie Parra had 16 kills and 11 digs for the Frogs.

Brianna Green had a career best 12 blocks for the Frogs in the match. That’s one of the school record for blocks in match. That record was set the day before on Friday by Sarah Sylvester. Sylvester recorded the school record 13 blocks against Utah State.

The block has been the Frogs strong point so far this season.

TCU is averaging 11.2 blocks per match so far through eight matches. Last season at the same point, the Frogs were averaging only 5.6 blocks per match.

The combination of Green and Sylvester have been a brick wall for the Frogs. The pair have combined for 13 solo blocks and 62 blocks assisted on the season. TCU has also got strong contributions from Gibson and Parra on the block as well.

Chemistry between new setter Buckley and her teammates is strengthening and producing results. Buckley averaged 33 assists this last weekend in College Station.

Up next for the Frogs they head home for their home opener. TCU will host the Fight in the Fort. That will tip off on Thursday with a bout against Hawaii, who was in the NCAA Tournament last year. TCU will also face another tournament team Florida State, and Western Carolina.

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