ISU volleyball sweeps Miami in the first round


Brian Mozey/Iowa State Daily

Redshirt sophomore Samara West goes over the block to get the kill in the 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 win against Miami on Dec. 3. Iowa State has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Brian Mozey

Madison, Wisc. — The ISU volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Miami 25-21, 26-24, 25-20, on Thursday night. 

The first set was mostly controlled by Iowa State (19-10, 11-5 Big 12) and lead the entire set against Miami (21-10, 14-6 ACC.) Alexis Conaway led the team with three kills in the first set to win, 25-21. 

The second set was a back-and-forth contest between both teams. It was a one-point or tie set in the first 10 points. Then, Miami went ahead and took a 15-12 lead. That lead diminished as Iowa State came back to tie and take the lead. It ended in a close 26-24 win for the Cyclones. 

The third set was dominated early by Iowa State, but Miami fought back to tie it. Iowa State finished it off to sweep the Hurricanes with a third set final of 25-20. 

Iowa State will take on the winner of No. 4 Wisconsin and Oregon that play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. The winner and Iowa State will play Friday at 8 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.