Hawkeyes Fall at Michigan

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Nov. 3, 2012

Box Score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Iowa volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision at Michigan on Saturday night (19-25, 10-25, 12-25). The match was played at Cliff Keen Arena on the campus of the University of Michigan.

The win improves the Wolverines’ record to 19-9 overall and 7-7 in Big Ten play; the Hawkeyes fall to 10-17 and 2-12 in league action.

Alex Lovell, a Michigan native, paced Iowa for the second-straight contest, tallying 10 kills. Lovell has 317 kills this season, eclipsing her total from a year ago (312) when she became the first Hawkeye freshman since 2005 to surpass 300 kills in a single season. Junior Rachael Bedell added seven kills and fellow junior Nikki Dailey led Iowa with 20 assists. Classmate Bethany Yeager, who ranks fifth all-time in program history with 1,447 career digs, recorded six digs.

Tied 7-7 in the opening set, Michigan used an 11-4 run to open an 18-11 lead. The Wolverines maintained their advantage throughout the remainder of the frame, winning 25-19. The home team hit .409 in the first set, while limiting the Hawkeyes to a .219 hitting percentage. Lovell paced Iowa with four kills.

Michigan opened a 7-3 lead in the second set. The Wolverines extended their lead to 14-6, forcing a Hawkeye timeout. Iowa used its final timeout of the frame trailing 18-8. The home team claimed seven of the final nine points to win the second set, 25-10, and take a 2-0 match lead. Michigan registered a .450 attack percentage in the second, while holding Iowa to a -.115 hitting percentage.

After the intermission, the Maize and Blue grabbed an early 9-3 lead to force a Hawkeye timeout. The Wolverines extended their advantage to 11, forcing Iowa’s second timeout at 18-7. The league foes went back-and-forth throughout the remainder of the frame, giving Michigan a 25-12 set and match victory. The Wolverines hit .500 in the final frame, while limiting the Hawkeyes to a .118 attack percentage.

Iowa continues action Thursday, hosting No. 22 Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7 p.m. The match against the Boilermakers can be seen live on BTN.com and Mediacom (MC22). The Hawkeyes swept Purdue on the road on Oct. 6.

Iowa at Michigan 1st 2nd 3rd
Iowa (10-17, 2-12) 19 10 12
Michigan (19-9, 7-7) 25 25 25

Statistical Leaders
Kills: Lovell (IOWA) 10 | Erwin (UM) 10
Assists: Dailey (IOWA) 20 | Dannemiller (UM) 28
Digs: Yeager (IOWA) 6 | Morales (UM) 11