University of Houston Volleyball Team Extends Winning Streak to Eight with Sweep of TCU


   Written by MAi' Ghen Storm | Photo credit: Oscar Herrera, SFL Staff Photographer

The University of Houston Volleyball team continued their impressive run, securing their eighth straight victory and 11th sweep of the season with a dominant performance against TCU at Fertitta Center on Wednesday night. Senior Kate Georgiades' remarkable defensive display, registering 22 digs, played a pivotal role in the Cougars' triumph.

The Cougars' unwavering dominance in conference play remains evident as they have claimed nine straight-set victories, dropping only one set throughout their 10 conference wins, amassing an outstanding 30-1 set record. Houston effectively neutralized TCU's offense, limiting the Horned Frogs to a .128 hitting percentage, their third lowest of the season and lowest in conference play.

This match witnessed significant milestones for several Cougars. Graduate Rachel Tullos, with her six block assists, tied the program's all-time block assist record set by Michelle Fraizer (1997-00) with 488 block assists. Senior Annie Cooke, with two aces in the match, surpassed Amanda Carson's 109 aces (2007-10) to claim sole possession of sixth place with 110 career aces. Graduate Abbie Jackson, with her outstanding performance, etched her name in the program's history by reaching 1,154 career digs, surpassing Janelle Harmonson's 1,151 digs (1988-92).

Jackson's match-high 17 kills marked her 100th career match with double-digit kills, an impressive feat she has accomplished in 100 of her 136 career matches. Georgiades' remarkable defensive effort of 22 digs extended her record to 44 career matches (seventh of the season) with 20-or-more digs and 96 career matches with 10-or-more.

Tullos spearheaded Houston's blocking efforts, contributing to seven of the Cougars' ten blocks against TCU. Jackson added four blocks, setting a new season-high, while junior Kellen Morin and graduate Kenna Sauer each recorded two blocks.

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