"We really felt into the match even after losing the first game," said Johnson. "We weren't getting blown out of the water so we just had to stay patient and keep with our game plan."
The Longhorns (6-2,
1-1) used a 14-7 run to capture the first game after the Cyclones drew the score
to 16-15 in favor of
Katie Jessen dominated the second game with 10 kills as ISU took a hard fought 31-29 win and evened the match at 1-1.
ISU hit .240 in the
second game and took an 11-8 lead after an ace by Katie Churm.
The third game was all ISU as the Cyclones hit .385 to take control of the match, 2-1.
With the score tied
at 9-9, ISU rallied to score six consecutive points and go ahead 15-9. The
Cyclones answered every Longhorn challenge after that, putting
Game four saw the teams battle back-and-forth with the Cyclones taking their first lead at 11-10. ISU never looked back, scoring four consecutive points on attack errors by UT. The Cyclones would win the match on a kill by setter Amanda Craig.
Ferrie hit a
career-high .520 in the match and Jessen contributed 18 kills in the Cyclones
second win all-time against
Amanda Craig had a double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs. Churm had 18 digs to lead four players with double-figure digs in the match. Erin Boeve again dominated the net for the Cyclones with one solo block and 10 block assists.
Magee and Armstrong
each had 20 kills for the Longhorns.
ISU will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Baylor for a Big 12 match against the Bears.