Sept. 16, 2005
The University of Iowa volleyball team added one more to the win column after defeating Coastal Carolina University in three games, 30-23, 30-22, and 30-20. The Hawkeyes faced the Lady Chanitcleers in the first round of their home tournament, the Microtel Inn & Suites CCU Classic.
In game one, Coastal Carolina jumped out to a 7-1 lead, but several errors helped Iowa to a 12-8 advantage. Errors continued to plague both teams in the first game, and the Lady Chanitcleers pulled within two points of the Hawkeyes, 18-16, but Iowa went on to close the game out, 30-23.
Iowa won game two, 30-22, and game three by a score of 30-20. In the final game of the match, the Hawkeyes were ahead 26-20 when Coastal committed four straight errors to end the game.
The Hawkeyes were led by freshman Catherine Smale with 13 kills and only one error for a kill percentage of .429. Stacy Vitali was next with 11 kills. Sophomore Tiana Costanzo was perfect on the night with ten kills and no errors for a .526 attacking percentage.
Iowa faces North Carolina A&T tomorrow at 11 a.m. and East Tennessee State at 3:30 p.m.
Game Summary IOWA 30 30 30Coastal Carolina 23 22 20