Sept. 9, 2006
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa volleyball team breezed through its second-straight game at the Hawkeye-Holiday Inn Challenge, pounding the UMKC Kangaroos 30-17, 30-19 and 30-18. Iowa ups its record to 7-1, while UMKC falls to 0-10.
Sophomore outside hitter Catherine Smale had a monster game for the Hawkeyes, knocking down 12 kills on 27 attempts for a .407 attack percentage. The St. Charles, IL, native also had eight digs.
Senior Jen Barcus had eight kills, three blocks and a .438 attack percentage. Sophomore setter Kiley Fister had a double-double, putting up 28 assists and racking up 13 digs.
“It was really good to see the offense continue to put up good numbers,” Iowa Head Coach Cindy Fredrick said. “Catherine (Smale) had another good game, and committed only one error. I also liked the way the defense played, especially Kiley (Fister) leading the team in digs.”
In game one, UMKC jumped out to a 1-4 lead in game one before Iowa tied things up with a pair of kills and a tandem block from Barcus and Allison Smith. The Hawkeyes never looked back from that point on, and never trailed again the entire match.
“It’s always good when you get to play everyone,” Fredrick said. “Not only did everyone play, but everyone played well. That is always good to see.”
Iowa will return to action tonight with a match against Florida-Atlantic. First serve is set for 7 p.m.
MATCH SUMMARYIOWA 30 30 30UMKC 17 19 18