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Iowa Volleyball sweeps Lipscomb, falls to Coastal Carolina at home Tournament | KTIC Radio

Iowa Volleyball sweeps Lipscomb, falls to Coastal Carolina at home Tournament

Iowa Volleyball sweeps Lipscomb, falls to Coastal Carolina at home Tournament

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team (6-3, 0-0) defeated the Lipscomb Bison (3-7, 0-0), 3-0, in the team’s first match in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Tournament inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday.

Junior Griere Hughes led Iowa with 13 kills, junior Brie Orr added 32 assists, and junior Halle Johnston chipped in a team-high 20 digs.

HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1 (25-21) | Iowa opened its first match of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Tournament on an 10-4 run before Lipscomb began inching back into the set. The Bison tied the score at 12 to force an Iowa timeout. Iowa surrendered the lead briefly before freshman Joslyn Boyer’s first career ace gave Iowa the lead.

Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio took over at the end of the set, tallying Iowa’s last two kills to secure the first set, 25-21.

SET 2 (25-20) | The second set looked familiar to the first with Iowa getting out to another early lead at 10-5. Iowa forced back-to-back timeouts from the Bison following their 13th point and maintained its momentum throughout the set. Freshman Kyndra Hansen added a flurry of kills to give the Hawkeyes a 23-16 lead as they eventually won the set off a kill from junior Griere Hughes.

SET 3 (25-13) | Iowa finished strong with a convincing win in the third set. Iowa opened on another big run and forced a Bison timeout at 8-3 following a block by Hansen. Lipscomb attempted to fight back in the set, but the door was shut thanks to a flurry of attacked from sophomore Hannah ClaytonCourtney Buzzerio, and a block from Clayton and Hansen. Iowa finished its first match of the day with a sweep.

NOTABLES

  • Freshman Joslyn Boyer tallied a career-high 8 digs.
  • Iowa tied the all-time series (1-1).
  • Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio notched her team-leading 15th and 16th service aces of the season.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team (7-4, 0-0) fell to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-1, 0-0), in four sets on Friday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio paced Iowa with 15 kills, junior Brie Orr tallied 41 assists, and junior Halle Johnston added 18 digs.

HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1 (25-18) | Iowa allowed Coastal Carolina to get out to an early lead in the first set. Iowa was forced to take a timeout trailing 6-12. Iowa’s comeback attempt began with a kill from sophomore Courtney Buzzerio and an ace from freshman Joslyn Boyer. After trading a couple service errors, Iowa trailed the Chanticleers 13-16, but that was as close as Iowa got. Coastal Carolina closed the set on a 4-0 run.

SET 2 (25-14) | Iowa came back in a big way in the second set, taking an 11-4 lead thanks to kills from sophomores Hannah Clayton and Amiya Jones. Freshman Edina Schmidt tallied her first career kill and rallied off another kill and ace in a huge momentum swing for the Hawkeyes. Iowa finished the set on a 10-6 run.

SET 3 (25-20) | After halftime adjustments for both sides, Iowa and Coastal Carolina appeared evenly matched through the first five points, but the Chanticleers gained the advantage after capitalizing on a couple Hawkeye errors. Iowa closed the gap to trail by only two points at 22-20 to force a Coastal Carolina timeout after Schmidt’s second ace of the night.

SET 4 (25-16) |The Hawkeyes ran out of steam in the fourth set, trailing 3-7 before calling their first timeout. Iowa continued to struggle against the Chanticleers for the duration of the set, falling behind 12-20. A short run toward the end of the set gave the Hawkeyes hope, but Coastal Carolina shut the door on any comeback attempt by the Hawkeyes.

NOTABLES

  • Freshman Joslyn Boyer tallied two service aces for a new career high after notching her first career ace earlier in the day against Lipscomb.
  • Freshman Edina Schmidt earned her first career kill and ace in the second set. She went on to earn three aces in the match – the most by an Iowa player in a match this season.
  • Sophomore Courtney Buzzerio notched a career-high 11 digs and tied a career-high with 15 kills.

UP NEXT
Iowa faces Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series tomorrow night at 7 p.m. (CT). Fans are encouraged to wear black and the first 1,000 fans will receive black Iowa volleyball t-shirts. Tickets for the match are available on hawkeyesports.com/tickets or over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS.

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