After an early-conference loss from Kansas, Iowa State returns the favor

Members of the ISU volleyball team celebrate after scoring a point during the first set of the Kansas State Volleyball Match. Iowa State Defeated K-State in three consecutive sets.

Trevor Holbrook

On Sep. 27, Iowa State jumped out to a 2-0 set lead against Kansas, but the Cyclones failed to finish the match, losing 3-2.

After the late rally the first time around, Iowa State redeemed itself on Saturday. The Cyclones beat the Jayhawks (25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23) at Hilton Coliseum.

Like the first match between Kansas and Iowa State, the Cyclones started fast. The Jayhawks and Cyclones swapped the lead back-and-forth in the first set.

In the first half of the set, the lead was never extended past two points. Tied at 12, Iowa State scored eight of the next nine points, providing the Cyclones with enough of a cushion to snag the first set.

The momentum kept rolling in the second set. Iowa State never trailed in the second set and held a comfortable lead throughout most of the set.

In the third set, Kansas built a 17-10 lead. Facing a steep deficit, the Cyclones inched their way back into the set. Iowa State cut the lead to 21-18, but Kansas squashed the rally and took the set.

In the fourth set, a balanced attack led the way for Iowa State. Senior setter Monique Harris distributed her passes to all of the major Iowa State weapons, sealing the victory for the Cyclones.

Iowa State will play North Dakota on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum for a non-conference match in between many Big 12 matches.