ISU Volleyball to Host Texas Tech

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.

Iowa State 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 with Kansas State in the standings with Texas Tech just behind them in seventh.

"Texas 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."

Iowa State is led by Erin Boeve, who was named Big 12 Player of the Week for her performance in the Cyclones' sweep of Colorado and North Dakota State. 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 matches.

Katie 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 matches.

Texas 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.

Tech dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 home match to No. 7 Missouri on Saturday after taking the first two games. The Red Raiders had swept Oklahoma and Kansas before losing to the Tigers.

Texas Tech holds a 19-2 edge in the all-time series and has won the last three matches against the Cyclones.

 


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