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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team (6-4, 0-0) fell to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-1, 0-0), in four sets on Friday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio paced Iowa with 15 kills, junior Brie Orr tallied 41 assists, and junior Halle Johnston added 18 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1 (25-18) | Iowa allowed Coastal Carolina to get out to an early lead in the first set. Iowa was forced to take a timeout trailing 6-12. Iowa’s comeback attempt began with a kill from sophomore Courtney Buzzerio and an ace from freshman Joslyn Boyer. After trading a couple service errors, Iowa trailed the Chanticleers 13-16, but that was as close as Iowa got. Coastal Carolina closed the set on a 4-0 run.
SET 2 (25-14) | Iowa came back in a big way in the second set, taking an 11-4 lead thanks to kills from sophomores Hannah Clayton and Amiya Jones. Freshman Edina Schmidt tallied her first career kill and rallied off another kill and ace in a huge momentum swing for the Hawkeyes. Iowa finished the set on a 10-6 run.
SET 3 (25-20) | After halftime adjustments for both sides, Iowa and Coastal Carolina appeared evenly matched through the first five points, but the Chanticleers gained the advantage after capitalizing on a couple Hawkeye errors. Iowa closed the gap to trail by only two points at 22-20 to force a Coastal Carolina timeout after Schmidt’s second ace of the night.
SET 4 (25-16) |The Hawkeyes ran out of steam in the fourth set, trailing 3-7 before calling their first timeout. Iowa continued to struggle against the Chanticleers for the duration of the set, falling behind 12-20. A short run toward the end of the set gave the Hawkeyes hope, but Coastal Carolina shut the door on any comeback attempt by the Hawkeyes.
- Freshman Joslyn Boyer tallied two service aces for a new career high after notching her first career ace earlier in the day against Lipscomb.
- Freshman Edina Schmidt earned her first career kill and ace in the second set. She went on to earn three aces in the match – the most by an Iowa player in a match this season.
- Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio notched a career-high 11 digs and tied a career-high with 15 kills.
Iowa faces Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series tomorrow night at 7 p.m. (CT). Fans are encouraged to wear black and the first 1,000 fans will receive black Iowa volleyball t-shirts. Tickets for the match are available on hawkeyesports.com/tickets or over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS.