ISU volleyball advances to the NCAA tournament


Sam Greene/Iowa State Daily

The ISU women’s volleyball team is unfazed by its placement in the 2014 NCAA bracket at the selection show party Nov. 30. The Cyclones will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the first round of the tournament Dec. 4 in Champaign, Ill. 

Brian Mozey

ISU volleyball was selected into its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament under head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch on Sunday night. 

Iowa State (18-10, 11-5 Big 12) will travel to Madison, Wisc., to take on Miami (21-9, 14-6 ACC) on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. If the Cyclones win their first round match, they will play the winner of the No. 6 Wisconsin (24-6, 16-4 Big 10) and Oregon (16-13, 10-10 Pac 12) match on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

The last time Iowa State and Miami met was in 2011 when the Cyclones swept the Hurricanes to advance to the Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.  

Johnson-Lynch has won 15 matches in the tournament out of the 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. She has also made it to the second weekend five times with two appearances in the Regional Finals in 2008 and 2011.  

Iowa State is coming off a loss to No. 12 Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo., on Nov. 28, but also a victory against Baylor on Nov. 24.