No. 15 Iowa State Sweeps North Dakota, 3-0
Turning Point of the Match
The first set was not going the way most 3-0 sweeps go for the victors as Iowa State was staring at a 17-12 deficit. The Cyclones went on a 6-0 run that included three big kills from Mackenzie Bigbee to get back the lead. The run was part of an overall 13-5 run that brought the first set back into Iowa State’s control.
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Cyclone Match Ball Goes to …
Mackenzie Bigbee. The sophomore and 2012 Big 12 and AVCA Central Region Freshman of the Year enjoyed one of her most efficient matches as a Cyclone as she hit a team-high 13 kills at a .500 hitting clip. During the aforementioned 13-5 run to close out the first set, Bigbee had five kills during one rotation.
An honorable mention should go to Tenisha Matlock, who recorded 10 kills at .474 hitting percentage. Matlock stepped up throughout the last two sets to ensure that her attacks would be landing in the court and in favor of the Cyclones.
Cyclone Nation, who was your player of the match? Tweet the player along with the hashtag #CyclONEmatchball to @CycloneVB and we’ll announce the fan’s pick later before tomorrow’s match.
*Kristen Hahn’s 14 digs meant she recorded her 42nd straight match with at least 10 digs. However, her streak of five straight matches with 20+ digs came to an end.
*Mackenzie Bigbee had double-figure kills in both of today’s matches. She now has 18 career matches with at least 10 kills.
*Tenisha Matlock’s 10 kills marked the 12th match of her career with double-figure kills.
*Ciara Capezio had 13 digs, the first time in her ISU career she went into double figures in the digs department.
Fan Tweet of the Match
A few early season shake ups but I'm liking ISU this year!! @CycloneVB— Kyle Menster (@KyleMenster22) August 31, 2013
After each match, one tweet will be chose as the “Fan Tweet of the Match”. Fans are encouraged to tweet @CycloneVB during the match and should check cyclones.com to see if their tweet was chose as “Fan Tweet of the Match”.
Iowa State closes out the UND Classic Saturday with the renewal of an old Big 12 rivalry as the Cyclones take on Texas A&M at 10 a.m.