The Iowa State volleyball team will try to extend its win streak to three matches as they host Texas Tech in a Big 12 match on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.
enters the match with a record of 10-6 overall, 3-2 in Big 12 play while Texas Tech sits at 8-6 overall and 2-3 in conference action. With a win, ISU will tie
the school record for Big 12 wins in a season. The Cyclones are tied for fifth
the standings with Texas Tech just behind them in seventh.
Tech is a tough serving team and they are pretty disciplined in everything they
do," said head coach Christy Johnson. "We need to handle their jump serves so we
can keep (Amanda) Craig in the system all night."
led by Erin Boeve, who was named Big 12 Player of the Week for her performance
in the Cyclones' sweep of Colorado and
Boeve, who ranks fifth in the nation in blocks, had 14 total blocks to go along
with 21 kills and a .348 hitting percentage in the two
Churm ranks second in the Big 12 in digs per game at 4.76 to lead the Cyclones
defensively. Katie Jessen and Nicole Lorenzen lead the Cyclones' attack in Big
12 play averaging 2.94 and 2.82 kills, respectively, in conference
Tech is led by Philister Sang, who is averaging 4.68 kills and 2.68 digs for the
Red Raiders. Emily Ziegler and Holly Hicks lead the Red Raider attack with 355
and 229 assists, respectively.
dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 home match to No. 7 Missouri on Saturday after
taking the first two games. The Red Raiders had swept
before losing to the Tigers.
Tech holds a 19-2 edge in the all-time series and has won the last three matches
against the Cyclones.