ISU volleyball hopes to end losing streak

Sarah Ruth

Tonight the ISU volleyball team will try to snap their streak and add another win to their record. The Cyclones travel to Kansas to play the Jayhawks in their second meeting of the season.

The Cyclones enter into tonight’s match on the heels of a 15-match losing streak after falling to the University of Missouri last Wednesday night.

The Cyclones lead the all-time series versus Kansas with a 31-19 edge and head into the game with an overall record of 2-20 and 0-13 in Big 12 conference play.

The University of Kansas enters the match owning a 12-10 overall record and are 3-10 in Big 12 action.

The Jayhawk’s are also amid a three-match losing streak and have lost the last eight of nine matches. Kansas got off to one of the best starts in school history as they opened the 2000 season with nine straight wins.

Earlier in the season, Iowa State lost the first meeting with Kansas in scores of 15-7, 15-6, 15-11. Now the Cyclones travel into Jayhawk territory hoping to take a match from Kansas.

The Jayhawks are led offensively by Amy Myatt, Nancy Bell and Danielle Geronymo. All three have surpassed the 200 kill mark this season.

Myatt leads the team with 384 kills.

Myatt also averages 4.86 kills per game and owns a hitting percentage of .293 from the floor.

Bell and Geronymo are not to far behind Myatt as the duo have tallied 271 and 219 kills respectively.

Defensively, the Jayhawks are led by Geronymo. Geronymo owns 220 digs and 102 blocks for the season and is ranked sixth in the Big 12 with a per game blocking average of 1.34.