Hawkeyes Fall to Iowa State

Stats | Boxscore

Sept. 20, 2014

Box Score | Final Stats

AMES, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team fell to Iowa State (6-3) in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series match, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon. Following the loss, the Hawkeyes are 8-3 on the season.

“We didn’t give up many runs until the third set, but we knew this was a team that we had to be really disciplined against all the way through,” head coach Bond Shymansky said. “We needed to stem off of their mistakes a little bit, but this is part of the evolution of our program. We have to see the face of a tight moment after 20 points and be able to bring the heat. We have to be able to take the home run swing in that moment. They were able to do that and we weren’t.”

The Hawkeyes and Cyclones battled back and forth for the opening set, which included eight ties and five lead changes. Iowa used a four-point run — fuelled by Taylin Alm and Alessandra Dietz kills — to pull ahead 18-16 midway through, but Iowa State fought their way back to tie it at 19 apiece. Three ties followed before the Cyclones ended the set, 25-23 with a three-point push.

Iowa jumped ahead 4-1 early in the second set with a Dietz kill and service ace and a Mikaela Gunderson and Lauren Brobst block. The Cyclones rallied back and used a six-point run to establish a 20-14 lead. The Hawkeyes got back within two, but couldn’t come back as Iowa State used a kill to secure set two, 25-22.

The final set contained six ties and five lead changes before the Cyclones used a five-point run to seize the momentum. Iowa State out-hit Iowa .263 to .029 en route to its 25-15 win, which ended the match 3-0.

Dietz posted a .556 hitting percentage and Alex Lovell tallied seven kills to lead the Hawkeye offense. Alyssa Klostermann dished out a team-most 16 assists, Michelle Fugarino recorded a team-most 14 digs and Gunderson led the blocking effort with four.

Iowa opens its Big Ten schedule at Nebraska on Wednesday, Sept. 24. First serve is set for 7 p.m. (CT).

Iowa at Iowa State 1st 2nd 3rd
Iowa (8-3) 23 22 15
Iowa State (6-3) 25 25 25

Statistical Leaders
Kills: Lovell (IOWA) 7 | Capezio (ISU) 15
Assists: Klostermann (IOWA) 16 | Horner (ISU) 40
Digs: Fugarino (IOWA) 14 | Nolan (ISU) 14