ISU volleyball takes Kansas 3-2 in road match

Maddy Arnold

The ISU volleyball team (11-6, 5-2 Big 12) won in five sets on the road against No. 22 Kansas (16-5, 6-2 Big 12) on Wednesday. Iowa State won 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 15-13).

The match against Kansas was just the third five-set match so far this season for Iowa State. The Cyclones split the previous two with their opponents.

When the match was tied 1-1, Iowa State battled back from a 16-8 deficit to win the third game 25-22. A kill by sophomore right side hitter Mackenzie Bigbee began the rally for the Cyclones.

Bigbee had nine kills on the night, tied for third most on the team with sophomore middle blocker Tory Knuth. Senior middle blocker Tenisha Matlock led the Cyclones with 18 kills while freshman outside hitter Ciara Capezio had 12.

Senior libero Kristen Hahn had 35 digs against the Jayhawks. She leads the Big 12 with 5.74 digs per set.

Iowa State had 12 total team blocks. The Cyclones are last in the Big 12 in blocking, averaging less than two per set before the match against Kansas.

Iowa State’s next match will be against Texas Christian on Saturday, Oct. 26.