LUBBOCK, Texas  – The Texas Tech volleyball team continues its four-match road trip this weekend as it heads to TCU to face off with the Horned Frogs. The Red Raiders and Horned Frogs play Thursday and Friday with both matches set for 5 p.m. on ESPN+.
The Texas Tech volleyball team finished its weekend on a high note on Saturday afternoon, dropping No. 13 Iowa State in five sets in Hilton Coliseum. The win marked the Red Raiders’ first ranked road win since Sept. 19, 2018, when they knocked off No. 19 Baylor in Waco, Texas.
The Red Raiders were led offensively by Caitlin Dugan and Brooke Kanas, who each recorded 17 kills on the day. Dugan’s 17 kills tied her career high, set last season at Oklahoma. Samantha Sanders and Allison Bloss also tallied double digit kills with 12 and 11, respectively.
Sanders and setter Alex Kirby each added double-doubles for Tech. Kirby had 52 assists and a career high 19 digs, paired with  four kills and three blocks. Along with her 12 kills, Sanders turned in a career high 17 digs.Defensively, libero Emerson Solano had 24 digs to lead all players.
•  Texas Tech and TCU split two matches last season, with both teams winning on the other’s home floor. In the Red Raider win, Emily Hill and Brooke Kanas went off for 19 kills apiece while Caitlin Dugan followed closely behind with 14 against the Horned Frogs.
• Texas Tech is coming off a split on their first road trip of the season, falling to No. 13 Iowa State, 3-1, last Friday before picking up a big five-set win over the Cyclones on Saturday. The win marked the Red Raiders’ first ranked road win since Sept. 19, 2018, when they knocked off No. 19 Baylor in Waco, Texas.
• Through two weekends of play, Red Raider libero Emerson Solano leads the Big 12 in digs per set with a 4.53 average. Lindsey Dodson also cracks the top 10, averaging 2.81 digs per set. As a team, Tech ranks third in the conference with 15.31 digs per set.
• Senior Allison Bloss has had a strong start to her final season in scarlet and black, recording 2.00 kills per set on a .452 hitting percentage that ranks second in the Big 12. She is also averaging 1.00 block per set which is currently eighth in the conference.
• Texas Tech volleyball’s Brooke Kanas was named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Preseason Team, announced by the league Monday. The nod marks the second straight year that Kanas has been named to the preseason squad. Kanas has made quite an impact so far for the Red Raiders, leading the team in kills per set with a 2.79 average.
• Sophomore Caitlin Dugan is coming off a strong weekend in Ames, helping lead Tech to its win over No. 13 Iowa State with a career-high tying 17 kills and a pair of blocks. Dugan leads the team in kills so far this season with 41 through four matches.
• Through two weekends, Red Raider setter Alex Kirby ranks fifth in the Big 12 averaging 10.25 assists per set. Kirby has recorded a pair of double-doubles so far this season, including 52 assists and a career high 19 digs, along with four kills and three blocks in the win over the 13th-ranked Cyclones.
• Texas Tech’s season-opening sweep of the Mountaineers was the Red Raiders’ first sweep in a conference opener since 2002.