Aug. 26, 2006
IOWA CITY – The Hawkeye volleyball team made the Chicago State Cougars the victim of a relentless attack Saturday, pounding out their highest team attack percentage in the Cindy Fredrick Era en route to a three-game sweep. Iowa hit at a blistering .425 clip for the match, after breaking the .300 mark just three times last season.
Iowa won by scores of 30-11, 30-16 and 30-17.
Senior Melanie Meister had her second great game of the season, pounding out six kills and a .750 attack percentage. Freshman hitter Alicia Johnson matched Meister’s hitting numbers, while sophomore Catherine Smale led the team with nine kills.
Freshman Allison Smith recorded six kills in seven attempts with no errors for an .857 attack percentage.
The Hawkeyes left no doubt from the moment game one started, never trailing the entire match. In fact, Chicago State tied the score just twice, once in game two (1-1) and once in game three (4-4).
Sophomore setter Kiley Fister put up 31 assists, while sophomore libero Emily Hiza had a team-best 11 digs. Freshman setter Christina Meister also saw her first action in the Black and Gold, and ended with five assists.
Sophomore Felicia Booth also saw her first action of the 2006 season, pounding out a trio of kills and getting a pair of blocks.
“This was a fun game,” Fredrick said. “Not only did everyone get in the game, but everybody got some good playing time. The thing you need to guard against in a game like this is keeping your level of play elevated, and I think we did a good job with that today.”
Iowa returns to action tonight against Iowa State. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
MATCH SUMMARYIOWA 30 30 30Chicago State 11 16 17