Iowa State looks dominant in sweep of Kansas State

Senior Samara West and Junior Grace Lazard jump to defend their side of the court from the Sooners. 

Trevor Holbrook

After being thumped by Baylor in their last outing, the Cyclones needed a strong performance against Kansas State.

Iowa State received just that, sweeping the Wildcats (25-12, 25-16, 27-25).

Iowa State wasted no time building momentum in the match, dominating the first set.

The Cyclones benefitted from early production from their heavy-hitting blockers: junior Grace Lazard, senior Alexis Conaway and redshirt senior Samara West.

The blockers’ contributions would hand Iowa State an 8-1 lead. The Cyclones wouldn’t look back, cruising to a first set win.

The second set featured sloppy play from the Wildcats that the Cyclones capitalized on.

Kansas State hit -.140 in the second set with 11 attack errors.

In the third set, the Wildcats proved they wouldn’t be defeated easily. Kansas State jumped out to a 5-1 lead.

Iowa State would respond with a couple of its own runs. Ultimately, Iowa State’s offensive arsenal paired with solid defense would be enough for the Cyclones to win the set.