Sept. 16, 2006
CHARLESTON, SC – After a slow start, the University of Iowa volleyball team rebounded to win its second game at the College of Charleston Invitational, 3-1, Saturday afternoon. The Hawkeyes (10-1) won by scores of 26-30, 30-19, 30-25 and 30-27.
Senior Melanie Meister had a huge game, pounding out a team-high and career-best 24 kills with a .528 attack percentage. Freshman Megan Schipper had the best game of her young career, recording 16 kills and eight digs. She started in place of Catherine Smale, who saw limited action due to an ankle injury.
On defense, Emily Hiza had 24 digs, while Tiana Costanzo dug up 20.
Sophomore setter Kiley Fister put up 49 assists in the match.
The Hawkeyes struggled in game one, trailing most of the way and eventually losing 30-26. The loss seemed to invigorate the Black and Gold, who turned around and routed the Eagles in game two, 30-19.
Games three and four were closely contested, but the Hawkeyes held on in both to take the match.
Iowa returns to action tonight with a 6 p.m. match against the College of Charleston.
MATCH SUMMARYIOWA 26 30 30 30E. Michigan 30 19 25 27