Iowa State volleyball wins on senior day


At the Iowa State women’s volleyball game on October 30th, Grace Lazard helped the team towards their 3-0 victory over UND by spiking and blocking the ball.

Trevor Holbrook

The Texas Tech Red Raiders entered Hilton Coliseum on Saturday seeking to spoil Iowa State’s senior day.

The Cyclones prevented any letdowns on Saturday, sweeping Texas Tech (25-20, 25-20, 25-15).

When the two teams met in Lubbock, the Red Raiders provided a tough challenge to Iowa State, taking the Cyclones to five sets before defeat.

On Saturday, Texas Tech gave the Cyclones a hard match again. Iowa State looked like it was going to cruise in the first set, jumping out to a 6-2 lead.

The Red Raiders stormed back. They stayed within five points throughout the middle of the set, but Texas Tech made a run, closing the gap to 21-19.

Iowa State scored four of the next five points, including a kill from redshirt senior Samara West to close the set.

The second set was similar to the first. The Cyclones maintained a comfortable lead throughout the set. Texas Tech trimmed the lead, but the Red Raiders couldn’t string together enough points in a row.

Just like the first set, West finished the second set with a kill set up by senior setter Monique Harris.

Texas Tech showed life in the third set. The Red Raiders knotted the set at 10 apiece. Tied at 10, Iowa State juniors Jess Schaben and Grace Lazard took control of the set.

Iowa State outscored Texas Tech 15-5 to give the Cyclones the win in the regular season finale.