GAMER: Volleyball sweeps South Dakota, Johnson-Lynch earns 200th win


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From left, coach Christy Johnson-Lynch, sophomore setter Suzanne Horner and senior outside hitter Victoria Hurtt discuss strategy after a play. The Cyclones lost 16-25, 20-25, 25-20, 23-25 against Minnesota on Sep. 13. 

Harrison March

The Lowdown

The ISU volleyball team defeated South Dakota in straight sets Oct. 14 at the DakotaDome (26-24, 26-24, 25-17), giving ISU coach Christy Johnson-Lynch her 200th victory as head coach of the Cyclones.

The Cyclones (10-6, 2-3 Big 12) had to fight back from small mid-set deficits to the Coyotes (12-8, 6-1 Summit League) to claim the first two frames in extra points, but went on to take the third set comfortably.


Mackenzie Bigbee: The right side hitter, who has battled an ankle injury since the spring, appeared to be back in full force with an 12 kill performance to lead the ISU attack. Bigbee also hit at a team-high clip of .370 to go with two block assists.

By the Numbers

155: The Cyclones had 155 attacks on the match, 25 more than the Coyotes.

2: Consecutive matches that ISU setter Suzanne Horner has registered a double-double. Horner had 44 assists and 10 digs against South Dakota.

3: Solo blocks for ISU outside hitter Victoria Hurtt. The senior was relatively quiet on offense with just six kills and three errors, but made her presence felt on the defensive side.

200: Career victories for ISU coach Christy Johnson-Lynch, all of which have come with the Cyclones.

Up Next

The ISU volleyball team hits the road again to take on Texas Tech. First serve is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 18 in Lubbock, Texas.