Cougars suffer setback to last-place Horned Frogs
By Tom Carpenter
The Daily Cougar
Tinkering with his floor combinations to prepare for the upcoming conference
tournament left soccer head coach Bill Walton scratching his head.
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Senior Jennifer Wittenburg dinks a shot over the net during
the Cougars' loss to TCU on Tuesday night at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Walton's Cougars were methodically destroying the Texas Christian Horned
Frogs 30-10 and 30-19 when the wheels fell off the Cougar machine. TCU
rallied to win the next three games 23-30, 27-30 and 15-17 to claim
"I thought we'd made some adjustments that strengthened us," Walton
said. "Tonight, in the first two games, we were flourishing with them,
and then all
of a sudden we took a step back."
The Cougars dominated the Horned Frogs statistically in every category
except points scored. The team had more kills, fewer errors and a better
percentage, and the Cougars almost doubled the Horned Frogs in blocked
"I thought it was a good time to make some of these adjustments because
we're playing the bottom teams of in the conference," Walton said. "Now
make a solid evaluation because of what happened. Losing to a last-place
team makes my changes look pretty bad, don't they?"