ISU Volleyball Sweeps Texas Tech

Erin Boeve recorded 13 kills on 18 attempts for a career-high .722 hitting percentage as Iowa State swept Texas Tech, 3-0 (30-27, 30-23, 30-28), for its second straight win. Boeve's hitting percentage is the fourth best in Iowa State history.

Erin Boeve recorded 13 kills on 18 attempts for a career-high .722 hitting percentage as Iowa State swept Texas Tech, 3-0 (30-27, 30-23, 30-28), for its second straight win. Boeve's hitting percentage is the fourth best in Iowa State history.

 

"Boeve had a great match tonight," said ISU head coach Christy Johnson. "Anytime that you can hit at that high of a percentage it is very impressive."

 

Iowa State (15-14, 8-10 Big 12) also got 10 kills from Katie Jessen and 13 digs from Big 12 leader Katie Churm to pick up the win. Amanda Craig went over 800 digs in her career, with nine in the match to go along with 42 assists. Craig also into fourth place in ISU history in assists with 2,491.

 

Texas Tech (11-18, 4-14) was held to just a .126 hitting percentage despite 15 kills from Philister Sang.

 

"It was nice to be able to win in three games," said Johnson. "We have been working hard on the block and I thought that we did a really good job getting some touches."

 

Iowa State scored the first four points of game one and went up 9-4 after a Nicole Lorenzen kill. The Red Raiders would cut into the Cyclone lead but the home team could never overtake the Cyclones. Tech closed the gap to 24-23 but Ferrie's fifth kill of the game ended the Red Raider's rally. Jessen pounded a kill to give the Cyclones a 30-27 win. Ferrie and Jessen led the way with five first game kills. Amanda Craig assisted ISU to 19 kills in the first game as ISU hit .250 to go up 1-0.

 

After Texas Tech notched the first four points of game two, ISU rattled off nine of the next 11 points to take the lead. After Tech rallied back to cut the Iowa State lead to one at 10-9, the Cyclones scored three straight, including a kill by Lorenzen and a solo block by Craig. ISU scored the final five points of the game, two of which were service aces by Churm, to win the game 30-23. The Cyclones hit .289 and posted six blocks in the game to go push their lead to 2-0.

 

Game three saw the teams battle with the Cyclones taking the lead at 18-17. ISU would score four straight to stretch the lead to 22-17. Texas Tech battled back, eventually taking the lead at 28-27. But ISU would not be denied as they rallied to score the next three points and win 30-28 and sweep the Red Raiders.

 

Iowa State will be take the court again on Wednesday evening when they face Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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