Cyclones Fall to No. 11 Texas, 3-0

No. 11 Texas hit .295 and used 17 kills from Dariam Acevedo to down Iowa State, 3-0 (30-20, 30-23, 30-23), on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.

No. 11 Texas hit .295 and used 17 kills from Dariam Acevedo to down Iowa State, 3-0 (30-20, 30-23, 30-23), on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.

 

With the win, Texas improves to 20-3 overall and 14-2 in conference play while Iowa State drops to 13-14 overall and 6-10 in Big 12 play.

 

The Longhorns hit .288 and used five kills from Jennifer Todd en route to a 30-20 win in the first game. Todd, who filled in for the Longhorns' top hitter, Leticia Armstrong, hit .429 in game one.

 

Katie Jessen and Meghan Ferrie led the way for ISU, recording three first game kills each for the Cyclones.

 

Iowa State jumped out to a 4-2 lead on a kill by Erin Boeve but Texas rallied back to grab the lead at 8-7. The Longhorns scored 10 of the next 14 points to go up 18-11 before ISU blocked its way back into the game. The Cyclones rattled off five straight points to close the gap to 18-16 before a kill by Jen Christian halted the ISU rally.

 

After Texas pushed its lead to 24-19, ISU scored three straight to get within two at 24-22. That was all the closer the Cyclones would get as Texas took the game, 30-23, and went up 2-0 in the match.

 

ISU, which out-blocked Texas four to three in game two, hit .192 in the game. Acevedo had seven kills in the second game to lead all players.

 

The Longhorns grabbed a 4-0 lead in the third game before ISU fought back and with a Jessen kill closed the gap to 9-7. The Longhorns, who have won seven straight matches, would end the Cyclones' hopes of forcing a fourth game by scoring the next five points.

 

Jessen led Iowa State with nine kills with Ferrie and Nicole Lorenzen chipping in seven each in the loss. Amanda Craig had 29 assists and five digs for ISU in the loss.

 

Todd reached double-figures with 12 kills to go along with Acevedo's 17. Alyson Jennings had 13 digs and Michelle Moriarty dished out 42 assists for the Longhorns.

 

The Cyclones will be back in action against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.


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