ISU goes 1-1 on final day of Cyclone Classic

The Iowa State volleyball team swept Drake before falling to Stephen F. Austin in the championship match of the Cyclone Classic on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

"I thought that Stephen F. Austin played very well," said head coach Christy Johnson. "They run a quick offense. We saw things that we need to work on and we have time before we face four very good teams next week."

The Cyclones (5-1) downed Drake, 3-0 (30-21, 30-17, 30-16), behind 10 kills from Erin Boeve and 34 assists from Amanda Craig. ISU hit .312 in the match and blocked nine Bulldog attacks to hold Drake to a .071 hitting percentage.

Katy Amundson and Katie Jessen had nine and seven kills, respectively, in the win.

Drake was led by Megan Veltman, who had 11 kills in the match.

Stephen F. Austin (5-1) hit .257 while holding the Cyclones to a .101 hitting percentage en route to a 3-0 (30-27, 30-16, 30-19) win. The tournament's Most Valuable Player, Stephanie Figgers, had 17 digs to lead the Ladyjacks to the win. Laura Cramer led Stephen F. Austin with 15 kills.

Iowa State was led by Laura Cady, who posted a career high 16 digs in the loss. Katie Kruenegel and Jessen had 10 kills to pace the Cyclones offensively.

Craig and Boeve, who helped ISU to a 3-1 record this weekend, were named to the all-tournament team for their performance.

The Cyclones will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa for a non-conference matchup against Northern Iowa.

Cyclone Classic All-Tournament Team
Erin Boeve, Iowa State
Amanda Craig, Iowa State
Traci Rohde, Stephen F. Austin
Jami Hill, Stephen F. Austin
Claudia Houle, Montana
Amy Anderson, South Dakota State
Most Valuable Player - Stephanie Figgers, Stephen F. Austin


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