Nov. 5, 2007
Ann Arbor, MI –The University of Iowa volleyball team was swept at Michigan Monday night, 3-0. The Hawkeyes fall to 9-16 overall and 1-13 in Big Ten play.
Michigan stormed out to an early 7-2 lead in game one, forcing a Hawkeye timeout. The Wolverines stretched their advantage to 20-12 before a 5-1 Hawkeye run made the score 21-17, forcing a Michigan timeout. The Wolverines responded after the break, using a 9-2 surge for the win.
The Wolverines once again used a strong start for the win in game two, jumping out to a 7-1 lead that forced the Hawkeyes to take a timeout. Michigan then used a 9-3 run to take an 18-6 advantage. Three-straight Wolverine points forced another Iowa timeout with a 22-9 score. Michigan then held on for a 30-16 victory.
Game three started close and Iowa took its first lead of the match off a Smale kill at 5-4. Michigan quickly responded with a 6-2 run to re-gain the lead at 12-7. The Hawkeyes fought back to within one point at 12-11, using three Michigan errors and a Kiley Fister kill for a 4-0 run. The Wolverines then used their own 7-1 run for a 19-12 score. A 5-1 Iowa run brought the Hawkeyes within three at 20-17, but a 10-6 Michigan surge to end the game gave them the match win.
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The Hawkeyes return to action Friday when they face Purdue. Match time in West Lafayette, IN, is scheduled for 6 p.m. central time.