The Cyclones (8-5, 2-1 Big 12) took an early 1-0 lead in the match after out hitting Baylor (9-3, 1-1), .233 to .216, in the first game.
After taking a 2-0 lead, the
Cyclones saw Baylor charge back to go up 7-2. ISU chipped away at the lead and
eventually went ahead at 27-26. The two teams battled back-and-forth with
Lorenzen and Katie Jessen led ISU in the first game with six and seven kills, respectively.
Game two saw ISU hit .250 in the
game and Lorenzen post another six kills. The
The Cyclones controlled the second
game after falling behind 6-4 early. Tied 13-13,
Baylor bounced back in the third game, claiming a 30-21 win behind a .300 hitting percentage.
Baylor took a 7-5 lead and scored 10 of the next 14 points to gain control of the game and make it 2-1 in favor of ISU.
The Cyclones controlled
the fourth game, jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead. The Bears made it close,
cutting the ISU lead to 11-10 before the Cyclones went on a 4-0 run to regain
Jessen also had a double-double for the Cyclones, tallying 13 kills and 11 digs in the match. Katie Churm and Laura Cady anchored the Cyclone defense with 20 and 12 digs, respectively.
Nicole LeBlanc led Baylor with 21 kills while Emily Huston had 51 assists in the loss.