No. 10 Missouri Downs ISU, 3-0, in Big 12 opener

Iowa State (6-5) out blocked No. 10 Missouri (7-0), seven to six, but was unable to overcome the Tigers .327 hitting percentage in the Big 12 season opener at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday evening. The Cyclones' Jessica Klein had a career-high 11 kills in the 3-0 (20-30, 24-30, 16-30) loss to the Tigers.

The Tigers jumped out to a 10-5 lead but ISU bounced back to tie it at 12-12 after a pair of blocks by Erin Boeve and Amanda Craig. The Tigers went on a 16-8 run to clinch the first game, 30-20.

 

Katie Churm had six of her nine digs in the first game to lead the Cyclones.

 

The second game saw Missouri out hit the Cyclones .371 to .257 and claim a 30-24 win.

 

The Cyclones led 11-10 in the second game but were unable to hold off the Tigers. Missouri stormed back scoring the next six points to go up 16-10 and held off a Iowa State run to go up 2-0 in the match.

 

Missouri scored eight of the first ten points in the third game and controlled the game, clinching the match with a 30-16 win.

 

The Cyclones hit .308 but were out hit by an impressive Missouri attack as the Tigers hit .469 in the final game.

 

Katie Jessen had eight kills to go along with Klein's 11 kills and Amanda Craig had 31 assists to lead ISU.

 

Nicole Lorenzen had six kills to go along with Churm's nine to lead the Cyclones defensively.

 

Missouri got 12 kills from Shen Danru and Nicole Wilson and Lindsey Hunter chipped in 41 assists to lead the Tigers.

 

Iowa State will face Texas in its Big 12 home opener on 7 p.m. on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.


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