Cyclones swept by the Longhorns

Jess Schaben, outside hitter, hits the ball towards Kansas State during the third set on Oct. 11 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won 3-0.

Trevor Holbrook

After dominantly sweeping Kansas State, Iowa State faced one of its toughest matchups of the season: No. 5 Texas.

The Longhorns were too much for the Cyclones to handle, sweeping Iowa State (25-16, 25-17, 25-18).

The Longhorns showcased why they earned their No. 5 ranking in the first set. The set was tied at two when Texas turned it up a notch.

The Longhorns outscored Iowa State 23 points to 14, denying the Cyclones the lead for the entirety of the set.

In the second set, Iowa State kept close to Texas for a tad longer. Down 10-9, the Cyclones started to fade away and Longhorn’s lead was stretched to 16-11.

Texas gifted three points to Iowa State via errors, but the Longhorns would recover, scoring seven consecutive points and putting the set out of reach.

Facing defeat, the Cyclones wouldn’t go down easy in the third set. Senior setter Monique Harris and junior hitter Jess Schaben sparked a 4-0 run to start the set.

Iowa State failed to build off the hot start, handing the lead back to Texas halfway through the set.

The Longhorns capitalized off seven straight points and another six straight points, propelling Texas to complete the sweep.