Iowa State Shocks Northern Iowa 3-0

The Iowa State volleyball team hit .267 as a team and recorded 13 blocks to sweep Northern Iowa and end an 11-match losing streak to the Panthers. Katie Jessen had 12 kills to lead the Cyclones and Meghan Ferrie chipped in seven block assists.

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. Northern Iowa jumped out to a 5-0 lead but the Cyclones were able to storm back and take the first game. The Panthers out hit the Cyclones .270 to .171 but were unable to stop Ferrie when it counted as the sophomore picked up two kills and two block assists late in game one to help the Cyclones overcome a 24-20 deficit.


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.


Northern Iowa hit just .175, due in large part to five Cyclone blocks.


The Cyclones controlled much of the third game, hitting .333 to Northern Iowa's .057 to take the game and sweep the Panthers.


Amanda Craig chipped in 34 assists to lead the Cyclone attack and Katie Churm had 12 digs to lead ISU defensively.


Northern Iowa was led by Laura Rowen's 12 kills.

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