Volleyball Battles to Five-Set Victory Over Iowa State
AMES, Iowa – The LSU volleyball team battled to a five-set victory over Iowa State on Sunday in Hilton Coliseum by scores of 25-17, 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-9. The tigers improve to 3-2 on the year, while Iowa State falls to 2-3.
Freshmen Samarah Hill and Karli Rose led the Tigers in the match. Hill finished with a match-high 18 kills and 11 digs for her second double-double of the year. Rose finished with a team-high 32 assists and a match-high 24 digs, her second double-double of the year. She also added in nine kills.
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HOW IT HAPPENED
- The match started out with both teams going point-for-point. The first set was tied at 5-5, but the Tigers went on a 4-0 run to take a 9-5 lead after a sneaky kill by Karli Rose.
- The Tigers pushed their run to 8-1 to extend their lead to 12-6, but Iowa State worked their way back with a 6-2 run to come within two, 14-12.
- A big block by Whitney Foreman and Rose gave the Tigers a 19-15 lead and force Iowa State to a timeout.
- The Tigers continued to push, going on a 8-2 run to close out the set, 25-17. Samarah Hill led the Tigers in the first set with eight kills.
- Both teams battled to start the second set as the two teams went point-for-point until the Cyclones scored back-to-back points to take an 11-9 lead. The Tigers pushed back to tie the set up at 11-11.
- The two teams went back and forth, but the Tigers took a 15-14 lead on a kill by Rose, forcing Iowa State to a timeout.
- Iowa State took a 17-15 lead and forced the Tigers to a timeout. The Tigers came out of the timeout to tie up the set at 17-17.
- The Tigers took a timeout as Iowa State went up 23-20. The Tigers scored out of the timeout, but Iowa State scored two straight to take the set, 25-21, and even the match.
- LSU started off the third set with a 8-5 lead after a 3-0 run that included a couple blocks and a kill by Sydney Mukes. Iowa State took a timeout but the Tigers continued to push.
- A big block from Allee Morris and Rose gave the Tigers a 13-8 lead and forced the Cyclones to use their second timeout of the set.
- The Cyclones gained some momentum and tried to push their way back, but LSU continued to be consistent, taking an 18-13 lead into a timeout. The Tigers gained momentum and finished the set with a 25-19 score to take a 2-1 lead on the match.
- The twos went to battle again to start the fourth set as they went point-for-point. The Tigers took a 8-6 lead after a kill by Hill and an attack error by the Cyclones.
- LSU forced Iowa State to a timeout after taking an 11-7 lead. The Cyclones worked their way back and took a 14-12 lead, but the Tigers tied the set up at 14-14 on an attack error by the Cyclones.
- The Cyclones for the Tigers to a timeout after a 3-1 run, taking a 17-15 lead. The Tigers came out of the timeout and scored two-straight points to tie the set up. The Tigers took another timeout to stop Iowa State’s momentum as it led 21-19.
- Iowa State finished off the set with a 4-1 run to claim set four, 25-20, and even up the match at 2-2.
- Iowa State got out to a 6-2 lead in the fifth set, but the Tigers worked their way back with a 4-0 run to tie the set up. The Tigers took a 8-7 lead as the team switched sides and another kill from Hill forced the Cyclones to a timeout.
- The Tigers gained momentum again and finished the set on a 3-0 run, including a kill by Rose and block by Bannister and Allee Morris.
- Rose and Hill were both named to the Cyclone Invitational All-Tournament team, their first awards of the season.
- Taylor Bannister added in 11 kills, while Whitney Foreman finished with eight.
- Five players had 10 or more digs. Rose led with 24, while Raigen Cianciulli and Jill Bohnet each had 14 digs each. Hill and Emmaline Walters finished with 11.
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