ISU volleyball wins 7th straight at West Virginia

Mike Randleman

After four November matches, the ISU volleyball team has yet to lose a set.

Iowa State (17-6, 10-2 Big 12) defeated West Virginia (17-11, 3-9 Big 12) in straight sets (25-18, 25-15, 25-8) on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Morgantown, W.V., for the team’s seventh victory in a row.

In what was the tightest-contested set of the match, a 12-6 run propelled Iowa State to take the set after the score was tied at 12-12.

West Virginia took the first point in the second set, but did not lead at any point in the rest of the match as the Cyclones won for the second time this season against the Mountaineers.

Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Tory Knuth recorded three aces and had a team-high .556 hitting percentage for the Cyclones.

Senior libero Kristen Hahn and sophomore setter Taylor Goetz shared the lead in digs for Iowa State with 12, while junior outside hitter Victoria Hurtt led the team with 11 kills.

West Virginia entered the match fifth in the Big 12 in opponent hitting percentage at .185, but allowed a .329 hitting percentage Wednesday.

The Cyclones were without injured sophomore starting setter Jenelle Hudson, who suffered a concussion on Monday, per the ISU athletic department live blog. Hudson, who had started every game this season, was replaced by Goetz.

Iowa State’s next match will be at home on Nov. 20 against No. 23 Kansas.