No. 10 Missouri Downs ISU, 3-1

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.

 

Iowa State 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 two.

 

The Tigers struck back and hit .533 in dealing ISU a 30-12 third game loss. Iowa State 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, respectively.

 

Lindsey Hunter led Missouri, nearly notching a triple-double with 54 assists, 10 digs and eight kills.

 

Iowa State will travel to Boulder, Colo. for a Wednesday night Big 12 match against Colorado. First serve is set for 7 p.m.


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