Jessica Klein had a career-high 15 kills but it was not enough as No. 10 Missouri hit .329 and downed Iowa State, 3-1 (23-30, 30-23, 12-30, 23-30).
With the loss, ISU drops to 13-9
overall and 6-5 in Big 12 play while Missouri improves to 15-2
overall and 9-2 in conference play.
"I thought that we played well in
the second game, but if you want to beat teams like this you have play good the
whole match," said ISU head coach Christy Johnson. "We had trouble slowing their
attack and that was the difference in the match."
In the first game,
Missouri scored seven of the final
10 points to take the game, 30-23, and a 1-0 edge in the match. The Tigers hit
an impressive .447 compared to .302 for the Cyclones in the game. Nicole
Lorenzen and Katie Jessen had six kills each for ISU in the game.
IowaState would even the match up at 1-1
after a 30-23 win in game two. The Cyclones hit .283 and used four kills from
Lorenzen and Klein to get the win.
After an Amy Vos ace tied the game
at 5-5, ISU went on a 10-4 run to grab control of the second game. The Cyclones
controlled the net by out-blocking the Tigers, five to three, in game
The Tigers struck back and hit .533
in dealing ISU a 30-12 third game loss.
IowaState was never in the game as Tatum
Ailes served Missouri to an 8-0
lead to start the game.
The fourth game was much like the
third as Missouri jumped out to a
10-3 lead to open the game and held off the Cyclones to get the win, 30-23.
Klein was one of four Cyclones with
double-figure kills as Jessen, Lorenzen and Erin Boeve had 13 kills each. Amanda
Craig posted another double-double, registering 48 assists and 11 digs in the
loss. Katie Churm and Laura Cady reached double-figures with 15 and 10 digs,
Lindsey Hunter led
Missouri, nearly notching a
triple-double with 54 assists, 10 digs and eight kills.
IowaState will travel to
Colo. for a Wednesday night Big 12 match
against Colorado. First serve is