"I am really proud of how the team played tonight," said head coach Christy Johnson. "They really fought hard and I think that is the type of team that we are becoming."
Leading 16-14 in the first game, the Cyclones used a 5-0 run to gain control of the game and eventually capture game one, 30-22. The Cyclones hit .235 and had four blocks to control the game.
Iowa State pushed its lead to 2-0 after capturing game two, 30-14, behind a .419 hitting percentage. Nicole Lorenzen had four kills in the second game to lead the Cyclones.
In the third game, Creighton led by as many as five at 13-8 but the Cyclones were able to rally back and tie it up at 21. Following a Bluejay timeout, ISU outscored CU, 9-6 to hold off the Bluejays and capture the game, 30-27.
Lorenzen had 16 digs and 12 kills to lead ISU and Katie Jessen posted a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs. Amanda Craig had 38 assists and Erin Boeve added 10 kills in the match.
Leah Ratzlaff led Creighton with 12 kills in the match.
The Cyclones will be back in
action on Friday when they face
Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team
Katie Churm, ISU
Katie Jessen, ISU
Nicole Lorenzen, ISU
Kelly Goc, Creighton
Leah Ratzlaff, Creighton
Top Libero - Katie Churm, ISU
Most Valuable Player - Nicole Lorenzen, ISU