The Cyclone win also ends the Panthers 29-match winning streak against intrastate volleyball opponents.
"We played very well to defeat this team in this environment," said head coach Christy Johnson. "We took the loss on Saturday very hard and I am pleased that we came out and played the way we did."
Meghan Ferrie had
five kills to lead the Cyclones to a 30-28 win in the first game.
The Cyclones and Panthers battled back-and-forth in the second game before ISU took control with the score tied at 20-20. The Cyclones went on to outscore the Panthers 10-4 and take the game. Katie Jessen and Nicole Lorenzen had six kills each and helped the Cougars hit .302 in the game.
controlled much of the third game, hitting .333 to
Amanda Craig chipped in 34 assists to lead the Cyclone attack and Katie Churm had 12 digs to lead ISU defensively.