|September 19, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
TRIPLETT - 1
PHILLIPS - 1
PHILLIPS - 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore Lanie Wagner led the Bisons with eight kills, but the Lipscomb volleyball team fell in straight sets to Iowa State in the opening match of the Cy-Hawk Series Tournament Thursday night.
After putting together a three-match win streak last weekend against Xavier, the Bisons have now lost their last two outings to drop their season record to 3-6, while the Cyclones improve to 7-3.
In the opening set, after back-and-forth runs from both sides, the Bisons took a 13-9 lead and forced the Cyclones to call a timeout following back-to-back kills from Lauren Myrick and Morgan Elmore and an ace from Maddie Phillips. Trailing by five, ISU quickly evened things up before taking the final six points of the set to win, 25-21.
A 7-0 run by Iowa State to begin the second set put the Bisons behind the eight ball early. Ashley Maher recorded her team-leading eighth service ace of the year before kills from Wagner, Phillips and Sami Rubal cut the score to 13-8 midway through the frame. The Cyclones were too strong, however, after runs of 4-0 and 5-0 gave them a 25-13 set victory.
Needing a win in the third set to extend the match, Lipscomb erased an early deficit as three different Bisons hammered home kills to flip the score and take a 6-4 lead. Following a run from ISU, the Bisons scored three straight to trim their deficit to 17-15 after a kill from Logan Gish and an ace from Alexis Triplett. The teams battled evenly over the new handful of points before Iowa State pulled away for the win, 25-18.
- Iowa State outhit Lipscomb .275 to .047 after the Bisons committed 26 errors leading to 12 blocks from the Cyclones.
- The team’s 27 total assists marked a season low for Lipscomb. Elmore was credited with 24.
- Triplett made her second career start and finished second on the team with five digs.
- Myrick finished with seven kills, while Phillips totaled five.
- Alyssa Zwolensky paced the squad with 13 of the team’s 33 digs.
- The match was the first-ever meeting between Lipscomb and Iowa State.
Lipscomb won’t have much time before getting back on the court. The Bisons will get under way against the host Iowa Hawkeyes at 11 a.m. Friday. They will then close the weekend’s action at 1 p.m. Saturday against Coastal Carolina.