The Iowa State volleyball team will try to ride the momentum of Wednesday's 3-0 win over intrastate rival Northern Iowa when they travel to Springfield, Mo. for the Results Advertising Missouri State Classic. The Cyclones will face Utah (3-2) on Friday at 4 p.m. and Missouri State (2-4) at noon on Saturday. ISU will conclude the tournament with a 5 p.m. Saturday match against Arkansas (4-1).
got three very tough matches this weekend and we'll have to play well to have a
shot at them," said head coach Christy Johnson. "This is our last weekend before
Big 12 play starts and it will be a great indicator of where the team is at and
what we need to work on before conference play begins."
(6-1) enters the weekend after snapping an 11-match losing streak to
with a 3-0 win on Wednesday night. The win was ISU's first since 1992 against
the Panthers and marked the first Cyclone sweep of UNI since a 2-0 sweep on
Jessen recorded her fourth double-double of the season, posting 12 kills and 11
digs in the match, to lead the Cyclones. Amanda Craig's 34 assists led the ISU
Utes enter the weekend with a 3-2 record, including a five-game win over
Tuesday night. Airial Salvo is averaging 3.24 kills to lead
Kate Robison is the Utes leader defensively, averaging 2.65 digs.
coached by Beth Launiere, who picked up her 300th win earlier this season. The
all-time series is tied at 1-1.
28, 2005. The
Bears are 2-4 this season with two of the losses coming to ranked teams. Katie
Werges is averging 4.35 kills and Ashley Warren averages 12.15 assists to lead
the MSU attack. Defensively, Sabrina Apker averages 1.50 blocks to control the
net for the Bears. Melissa Stokes is in her tenth season as head coach of
Lady Razorbacks enter the weekend with a 4-1 record, including a 3-2 loss to
Kansas State of the Big 12. Denitza Koleva is averaging 3.95 kills and Amy
Allison is averaging 1.88 blocks for Arkansas. Iowa State holds a 1-0 edge in
the all-time series against the Lady Backs. Chris Poole is in his 12th season at
Arkansas and has a 267-117 record at the Southeastern Conference