Oct. 13, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU topped the Lobo volleyball team (6-13, 2-6 MWC) in three games tonight, extended New Mexico's losing streak to four matches, which ties for the season long. The Horned Frogs' victory was their first in the series, having lost the previous four contests.
The Lobos hung with TCU early in game one, playing to an 11-11 tie. The Horned Frogs broke away with a 7-3 run that was ended with a kill from senior Kelly Therkelsen. New Mexico pulled within two three times but a 5-0 TCU run at 25-23 clinched the game, 30-23.
In game two, sophomore Jeanne Fairchild recorded two straight kills to cut a four-point deficit (10-6) in half and spark a 4-1 Lobo run. The Horned Frogs retaliated with a 10-5 run en route to the 30-21 win.
Therkelsen ignited the Lobos to start game three with a kill and two blocks, helping the team build a four-point lead (7-3). New Mexico held its biggest lead at 18-10 when TCU came alive, converting on nearly every attack and taking full advantage of the youthful Lobos' mistakes. TCU tied the game at 25 then won the match 30-27 on two kills and three Lobo errors.
Fairchild notched a match-leading 13 kills, hitting .360 (13K-4E-25TA). Freshman Allison Suiter hit a team-high .583 on eight kills, one error and 12 attacks. Therkelsen and freshman Rose Morris added 10 kills apiece.
The Lobos hit the court on Sunday at 1 p.m., completing the season series with New Mexico State. The Aggies, ranked No. 25, won the first match, 3-0, in Albuquerque.