Iowa Volleyball

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa volleyball team topped Indiana State, 3-1, on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, completing a 4-0 sweep of the Hawkeye Classic.



Jess Janota racked up 11 kills, a .474 attack percentage, three digs, and a block. This is the third double-digit kill match of the season for Janota.



Sets 1 and 2 (16-25, 25-12) | After falling in set one, the Hawkeyes found their rhythm in set two, jumping ahead early and cruising to a set victory for a 1-1 match. At the break, Taylor Louis led the Hawkeyes with six kills, while Kelsey O’Neill had five.


Set 3 (25-17) | Trailing 4-6, an O’Neill kill sparked an 8-0 Iowa run to give the Hawkeyes the lead. Indiana State attempted a comeback, but Iowa finished the set on a 4-1 stretch to take a 2-1 match lead. Meghan Buzzerio racked up five kills and a block.


Set 4 (25-13) | After a back-and-forth start to the set, the Hawkeyes used an 11-3 run to take the lead before clinching a 3-1 match victory. Taylin Alm led the Hawkeyes with six kills and a .625 attack percentage.



“We did a good job of rebounding today after such a tough match against Coastal Carolina that extended pretty much until our warm up time for the Indiana State match. It took a lot for our group to find the energy and the communication that they needed to work together as a group. It was definitely sloppy and pretty uninspired at the beginning, and Indiana State made us pay, so kudos to them for doing that. Then we righted the ship. I thought Brie Orr really had to dig deep; it was a long weekend, especially for a young player. She did a lot of running around out there as our setter and really competed well and put up a lot of great balls. Jess Janota took over there and did a really good job of bringing her best intensity over the course of the weekend.”


"We have another tournament next weekend on September 8th and 9th, and I'm really looking forward to that. It's definitely a highlight on our non-conference schedule to play the Cyclones at home. We play Iowa State on Friday night at Carver at 7 p.m., and I really want people here to help support us. I think the crowd we had this weekend was really great and it can continue to grow and I know our women really feed off of that."



·        Iowa is now 4-0 all-time against Indiana State.

·        Freshman Halle Johnston had a career-high 15 digs.

·        Annika Olsen racked up 16 digs, marking her fifth match this season with double-digit digs.

·        O’Neill, Louis, and Janota all recorded 11 kills, while Buzzerio chipped in seven.

·        The Hawkeyes are a perfect 4-0 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena after sweeping the Hawkeye Classic.



·        Iowa: 6-1

·        Indiana State: 1-6



·        MVP – Iowa – Taylor Louis

·        Libero – Annika Olsen



·        Iowa – Jess Janota

·        Iowa – Brie Orr

·        Omaha – Bella Sade

·        Omaha – Sydney O’Shaughnessy

·        CCU – Leah Hardeman

·        Indiana State – Sarah Peterson



The Hawkeyes take the court again Friday at 1 p.m. (CT) against Northern Illinois in their first match of the Iowa Invitational.



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