Oct. 5, 2005
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The University of Iowa volleyball team was defeated by the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 3-0, Wednesday night at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, MN. The No. 9 Golden Gophers (14-2, 4-1) were too much for Iowa (11-7, 1-4), taking the match by scores of 30-22, 30-17 and 30-15.
In game one, the Hawkeyes took an early 3-2 lead before Minnesota rattled off five-consecutive points to take a lead they would never relinquish. Juniors Tiana Costanzo and Melanie Meister led Iowa with three kills each in the first game. Costanzo finished the match with a team-high six kills.
The Golden Gophers controlled game two from the outset, allowing Iowa to tie the game just once (4-4) before cruising to victory. Freshman Laura Kremer was a bright spot for the Hawkeyes in game two, getting a team-best three kills.
In the third and final game, Minnesota came out of the gates blazing and took a 7-0 lead to force Iowa into a timeout. Things got no better for the Hawkeyes after the break, and the Golden Gophers held them to their lowest point output of the season.
The Hawkeyes return to action this weekend with a match against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, IN. Gametime is set for 7 p.m.
GAME SUMMARYIOWA 22 17 15Minnesota 30 30 30