By Ray Cartwright
Frogs Today Staff Writer
FORT WORTH – When you look up the definition of a steamroller, you’ll find a picture of TCU Beach Volleyball next to it. The Frogs have been steamrolling the competition, and that was no different last weekend as TCU extended its sweep streak to nine after taking care of Florida Gulf Coast, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, UT-El Paso, and Houston Christian University.
The dynamic duo of Rochelle Scott and Hailey Brockett notched their 11th win together. Since being paired, the duo remains undefeated. They highlighted the weekend in the HCU match, only allowing seven points in their second set and winning the match 21-14, 21-7.
The fan support this season at home has been next-level for the program. “We love the atmosphere here in the middle of campus, and it’s awesome to play in front of friends and family,” coach Hector Gutierrez said. “It’s a great opportunity to show that their hard work is paying off. Thank you, everybody, for coming out this season to support us.”
This marks the third year in a row that TCU has finished the home portion of their schedule undefeated. The Frogs haven’t dropped a match at home since March 6th, 2020 when they lost to then No. 1 LSU.
It’s not just that they’re undefeated at home. They are dominating teams on the sandy courts in Fort Worth. They’ve beaten the No. 4 team twice, as well as the 6th, 9th, and 15th teams in the country at home, by a combined 22-3.
To further drive home that TCU has been dominating teams, not only on the sandy courts at home but also on the road, the Frogs are 28-0 on the year, matching the best start in program history when they started 28-0 last year.
It’s worth noting that TCU has had nine 5-0 sweeps in a row. TCU now has 22 5-0 sweeps on the year out of their 28 matches. At this point last year, they only had 11 sweeps; they’ve doubled that this year.
Within those matches, TCU has only dropped eight on the season, winning 132 of the possible 140 match points this season. It’s complete and utter dominance.
This upcoming weekend, TCU will face one of the biggest challenges of the season, which will give them a good idea of where their level of play is at, as conference championships are in two weeks. TCU will take on No. 3 UCLA. Not only will they take on the Bruins, but they will also face Cal Poly and No. 19 Pepperdine. These matches will take place in San Luis Obispo, California.