The Iowa State volleyball team will travel to Lincoln, Neb. to face No. 1 Nebraska on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Nebraska Coliseum. The match marks the return of first-year ISU head coach Christy Johnson to her alma mater, where she garnered All-American honors as a setter on the Cornhuskers 1995 National Championship team.
is excited to be back playing in the Coliseum after playing in their basketball
arena for the past couple years," said Johnson. "It's an amazing volleyball
environment and we are excited to be a part of it. We want to give both the
State fans and the
Nebraska fans a great night
will put two of the top blocking teams in the Big 12 on the court as
Nebraska ranks first as a
team and Iowa
State is the third best
blocking team. Nebraska's Melissa Elmer is
the top blocker in the conference, averaging 2.30 blocks, while ISU's Erin Boeve
sits in second, averaging 1.76 blocks.
Cyclones (8-5, 2-1 Big 12) enter the match riding the momentum of a two-match
Big 12 winning streak. The Cyclones defeated then-No. 18
Texas and traveled to
Baylor on Wednesday and picked up a 3-1 win over the Bears.
Lorenzen had a season-high 19 kills and Katie Jessen chipped in a double-double
with 13 kills and 11 digs in the win over Baylor. Amanda Craig had another solid
performance from the setter position, leading the Cyclone attack with 44 assists
and adding 12 digs and seven kills.
Nebraska (10-0, 2-0) enters
the match with the nation's No. 1 ranking and six wins over Top-25 teams.
Nebraska has a pair of 3-0
wins over Colorado and Texas A&M
since entering Big 12 play. On Wednesday, freshman Jordan Larson had 14 kills to
lead Nebraska, who put four
players into double-figure kills against the Aggies.
Houghtelling and Sarah Pavan lead the Huskers with 119 and 118 kills,
respectively. Jennifer Saleaumua has 141 digs and Melissa Elmer has 76 blocks to
lead the Nebraska defense.
will be available on Cyclones.com.