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Baylor Volleyball Drops Tough Loss in Five at TCU

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor volleyball (20-9, 8-5 Big 12) fell in a tight, five-setter to the TCU Horned Frogs (12-12, 5-9 Big 12), 21-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 13-15, Wednesday evening in the University Recreation Center.

Baylor had an explosive night on offense, hitting .298 with huge nights from a number of hitters.

Katie Staiger paced the Bears on offense, pounding out 29 kills and adding 21 digs, becoming the 11th player in Baylor history to post a 20-20 match, the first since Katie Sanders in 2008.

Camryn Freiberg broke out with a career night, notching a career-high 19 kills, leading Baylor hitters with a .436 hitting clip.

In set one, the Horned Frogs pulled away late, hitting .452 to Baylor’s .333 to take the 1-0 lead on a 25-21 set win.

In the second, the Bears recovered from an early hole, closing the set on a 3-0 run to tie the match at 1-1 on a 25-23 set win.

In the third, BU had jumped out to a 17-14 lead, but TCU rattled off a 6-0 run to take the lead. After Baylor managed to tie the set at 23-23, the Horned Frogs snuck out a 2-0 run to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

The Bears responded big in the fourth, hitting a match-high .459 to tie it at 2-2 and force the fifth.

In the fifth, TCU took a quick start, leading by as much as four at 10-6. The Bears responded again, able to tie the match at 13-13. Two quick kills by the Horned Frogs snuck out the fifth and final set, sealing the match in five.

HIGHLIGHTS 

Katie Staiger (29 kills, 21 digs) became the 11th player in Baylor history to post a 20-20 match, the first since Katie Sanders in 2008.

Staiger (590) surpassed Kia Young (561, 1999) to move into No. 6 on Baylor’s single-season kills list.

Staiger’s 590 kills are the most among Big 12 hitters since 2004 (Mira Topic, Texas, 593).

Camryn Freiberg (19 kills) posted a career-high kill mark, eclipsing her previous high of 18 at High Point.

Jana Brusek (501 digs) jumped from No. 9 to No. 5 on Baylor’s single-season digs list, passing Allison King, Sarah Grace, Kristen Schramek, and Jenny Delue, the most digs for Baylor since King’s 2009 season.

STAT OF THE DAY 
5 – the number of Baylor hitters at or above .250 for the match: Katie Staiger (.268), Aniah Philo (.278), Nicole Thomas (.364), Camryn Freiberg (.436), and Morgan Reed (.667).

WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor plays its final regular season road match, travelling to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

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