Volleyball Falls to Iowa St. in State College

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Volleyball Falls to Iowa St. in State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The LSU Volleyball team (1-2) won its first set against Iowa State (3-0), but dropped the next three in Rec Hall during its first match of the day. The Tigers will face Oregon State later on Friday at 4 p.m. CT.

LSU came out strong and won the first set, 25-16. Iowa State would win the next three sets though to clinch the match, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-23.

“We have to be more resilient and more focused,” said head coach Fran Flory. “We’ve done a greta job of following the game plan in the first set of every match. Then we try to do too much instead of continuing to execute the game plan. We have to be more disciplined in our approach to the game and understand that if it’s working, it’s working, and we don’t need to try and do more.”

Kylie Deberg was dominant for LSU, tallying a match-high 22 kills, her first 20+ kill match at LSU. Hannah Brister was productive and efficient for the Tigers with 14 kills, hitting .370. Karli Rose tallied 46 assists. Raigen Cianciulli led the way with 10 digs, but Taylor Bannister and Ella Larkin both added 10 too.

Candelaria Herrera was a force at the net for Iowa State, recording 8 blocks and adding 8 kills. Annie Hatch led ISU with 11 kills and Eleanor Holthaus had a match-high 15 digs.

LSU had 6 service aces to Iowa State’s 2, but the Tigers recorded 16 service errors as a team.

Set One

  • LSU got off to a strong 4-0 start as Iowa St. took a timeout.
  • Out of the timeout, Kylie Deberg scored back-to-back kills and the Tigers were cruising.
  • Whitney Foreman got a great set from Karli Rose and was able to hit in rhythm for a big kill to make it 10-4.
  • After another 3-0 run by LSU, Iowa State took its second timeout as the Tigers lead 15-7.
  • LSU closed the set out, 25-16.
  • Taylor Bannister led the Tigers with 4 kills in the set and Rose had 13 assists.

Set Two

  • Iowa State was able to make some adjustments after the first set and got off to a strong start, forcing an LSU timeout, leading 8-4.
  • Iowa State had a maximum six-point lead, but LSU continued to battle back, ultimately tying the set at 19 with a big kill from Bannister.
  • The teams traded the next six points to bring it to 22-22, but some late-set errors from LSU allowed ISU to even the match with a 25-22 set-two win.

Set Three

  • The teams battled closely at the beginning of the third set, trading the first six points of the set.
  • Iowa State went on a 4-2 run to take a 8-5 lead though and LSU took its first timeout of the set.
  • Hannah Brister got a big solo block at the net as the teams were battling back and forth to bring LSU within two, 13-11
  • After the teams traded a couple points, Iowa State went on a 3-0 run to make it 17-12 as LSU took a timeout.
  • Iowa State closed out the set, 25-18.

Set Four 

  • LSU trailed, 5-3, early in the set, but back-to-back kills from Hannah Brister tied it up as she reached double-digit kills.
  • The teams remained tight, trading the next six points before Iowa State scored two straight to make it 10-8.
  • With the set tied at 13, Kylie Deberg scored back-to-back aces to force an Iowa State timeout.
  • Iowa State responded well though and trailing 18-17 the Cyclones went on a 3-0 run to force a LSU timeout.
  • Out of the timeout, LSU scored two in a row before the teams traded points to make it 22 all.