WACO (October 16, 2013) -- TCU hit .274 on the way to a 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 victory over Baylor Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center. The Horned Frogs used a balanced offensive attack and took advantage of 33 combined errors by the Bears to improve to 13-7 overall and 2-4 in Big 12 competition.
Baylor’s (9-12, 1-4) 33 errors were the second most in a 3-set loss this season for the Bears, which was just one less than the Bears’ 34 against Colorado, Sept. 14. Baylor hit a respectable .231 for the match but suffered seven service errors and six receiving errors in the loss.
TCU’s Natalie Gower had 10 kills while Ashley Smith added nine in the win for the Horned Frogs. Gower hit .300 with just two errors on 20 attempts, and she added five total blocks to lead TCU.
In the firs t set Baylor trailed 16-9 and battled back to within one point of the lead five times after that seven-point deficit, but fell short. Then, TCU used the momentum of the set one victory to jump out to a 7-1 lead, highlighted by three kills and two service aces from Gower for TCU on the run. Baylor was unable to recover from the slow start in set two, and in set three, Baylor’s only lead was at 2-1.
In the losing effort for the Bears, Zoe Adom hit .294 with 15 kills with Laura Jones adding nine. Mackenzie Mayo recorded double-digit digs for the 15th time this season and for the ninth time in the last 10 matches, leading Baylor with 11.