ISU volleyball sweeps Dayton in Armeritas Player’s Challenge

Maddy Arnold

The ISU volleyball team won in straight sets against Dayton (25-13, 25-18, 25-23) on Thursday.

No. 17 Iowa State (5-2) swept Dayton (3-4) 3-0 in its first match of the Ameritas Player’s Challenge in Lincoln, Neb. The Cyclones got their first win after dropping two straight in the Iowa State Challenge last weekend.

Freshman outside hitter Ciara Capezio led the team in kills with 14. She had 11 digs on the night to get her first career double-double.

Sophomore right side hitter Mackenzie Bigbee and senior middle blocker Tenisha Matlock weren’t far behind in kills. They has 12 and 11, respectively.

Senior libero Kristen Hahn added another 16 digs against Dayton to her season total. She leads the Big 12 with 5.52 digs per set.

The Cyclones have two more matches at the Ameritas Player’s Challenge. Iowa State will take on St. Mary’s at 4:30 Friday.

Iowa State will also play rival No. 12 Nebraska on Saturday. Last season, the Cyclones defeated then No. 1 Nebraska for only the second time ever. The match is at 7 p.m.