Sept. 8, 2007
Des Moines, IA – The University of Iowa volleyball team was defeated by Iowa State, 3-0 Saturday afternoon in the Hampton Inn State of Iowa Volleyball Challenge. Iowa now trails Iowa State, 4-0, in the 2007-08 Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series.
Iowa struggled offensively, hitting just .147 as a team. The Cyclones out-blocked the Hawkeyes, 15.5-3.
Iowa State took an early 1-0 lead in the match after winning game one, 30-25. Both teams traded points until Iowa State took a 12-11 lead and never trailed after gaining the one point advantage.
The Cyclones took a 2-0 lead with a 30-22 win in game two. Iowa led the game, 9-8, but a 9-1 Cyclone run gave them a 16-10 lead. Iowa State never trailed after a 10-9 lead, but the Hawkeyes battled late in the game. Iowa took advantage of nine Cyclone errors and back-to-back kills by junior Laura Kremer and Schipper to bring the Hawkeyes within two at 24-22. Iowa State responded with a 6-0 run to end the match as the team’s headed to the locker rooms.
Iowa couldn’t fight back against the Cyclones, dropping game three, 30-23. The Hawkeyes tied the game at 1-1, but Iowa State took the lead on the next point and never trailed in the game.
The Hawkeyes return to action Saturday night at 5:30 against No. 21 LSU in their final match of the Hampton Inn State of Iowa Volleyball Challenge.
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