- Ames, Iowa
- Aug. 24-25, 2018
It came down to the final match of the tournament, but Oregon State pulled off a five-set stunner to hand host Iowa State its first loss.
Graze Lazard (ISU) and Grace Massey (Oregon State) were named Co-MVPs and each team put two more players on the all-tournament team while sharing the Cyclone Challenge title.
The remainder of the all-tournament team was:
- Eleanor Holthaus, Iowa State
- Piper Mauck, Iowa State
- Maddie Goings, Oregon State
- Lindsey Schell, Oregon State
- Emily Stroup, Ole Miss
- Caroline Adams, Ole Miss
- Sarah Billiard, Virginia
#22 Iowa State def. Virginia 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-12, 25-19)
No. 22 Iowa State moved to 2-0 on the season with a 4-set victory over Virginia Saturday morning inside of Hilton Coliseum.
Here are highlights of Iowa State's 3-1 win over Virginia in game two of the Cyclone Challenge! #Cyclones pic.twitter.com/RfsgqR2DAR
— Cyclone Volleyball (@CycloneVB) August 25, 2018
The Cyclones used an 8-2 run to take control of the opening set, 25-18, limiting Virginia to a -.030 hitting percentage and just 10 kills. The Cavaliers responded with a comeback, hitting .286 in the second set and edge Iowa State, 26-24.
Iowa State took over in the third, opening the set with a 5-0 run and maintaining control with another stretch of 6-straight points. The Cyclones hit a dominant .511 en route to a decisive 25-12 victory. The teams battled early for control in the fourth set before the Cyclones put the match away, 25-19, with a 9-1 run.
Senior Grace Lazard and senior Jess Schaben each registered a team-high 12 kills for Iowa State in the win, while sophomore Piper Mauk dished out 40 assists. Redshirt junior Hali Hillegas and freshman Brooke Andersen posted double-digit dig totals with 16 and 10, respectively.
Sophomore Sarah Billiard led the way for the Cavaliers with 19 kills, followed by junior Jelena Novakovic and freshman Grace Turner, who each contributed 10 kills. Junior Jennifer Wineholt distributed a team-best 23 assists, while junior Kelsey Miller posted a team-best 16 digs.
Ole Miss def. Oregon State 3-2 (23-25, 27-25, 25-20, 27-29, 15-12)
Ole Miss rose to the occasion, edging Oregon State, who is receiving votes in the AVCA Poll, 3-2 inside Hilton Coliseum Saturday.
The Beavers used a 10-5 run to separate themselves from the Rebels and take set one by a narrow margin, 25-23. In the second set, Ole Miss established a 5-point advantage, 20-15, but Oregon State refused to go away and tied the score at 24-all. The Rebels eventually pulled it out, 27-25, with timely kills by sophomore Bayleigh Scott and junior Emily Stroup.
Both teams battled through set three, until Oregon State errors gave the Rebels a leg up, 22-18. The Rebels held on to claim the 25-20 win. In the fourth set, it looked like Ole Miss would close it out, up 24-22, but the Beavers did not give up. They edged the Rebels with a 7-3 run for the 29-27 set win.
In the deciding set, the Beavers were up 12-11, but committed 4 costly errors with the pressure on to take the loss, 15-12.
Lots of Rebels to talk about today! @CoachMcRoberts recaps the big win against Oregon State to close out the Iowa State Invitational. #HottyToddy #Mot1vat1on pic.twitter.com/gOOcC3F3dO
— Ole Miss Volleyball (@OleMissVB) August 25, 2018
Stroup (21 kills, 13 digs) and junior Jordan Fate (30 assists, 11 digs) each recorded double-doubles for the Rebels, while sophomore Leah Mulkey (13) and senior Caitlin Wernentin (12) contributed double-digit kill totals. Senior Caroline Adams posted a team-high 28 digs, while freshman Aubrey Sultemeier (8) and sophomore Lauren Bars (6) were impressive on the block.
Oregon State was led by junior Amy Underdown, who registered a double-double with 19 kills and 17 digs, sophomore Haylie Bennett (15 kills, 4 blocks) and redshirt freshman Lindsey Schnell (14 kills, 9 blocks). Sophomore Allison Hughes distributed 23 assists, while sophomore Grace Massey tallied a team-high 28 digs.
Oregon State def. #22 Iowa State 3-2 (27-25, 25-19, 24-26, 18-25, 16-14)
Oregon State stunned 22nd-ranked Iowa State, 3-2, on its home court Saturday evening in Ames, Iowa. The Beavers have seen all three of their matches thus far extend to 5 sets.
Beavs Win! Oregon State takes down No. 21 Iowa State in five sets! #GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/iC0pFuyytl
— Oregon State Volleyball (@BeaverVBall) August 26, 2018
The opening set was an absolute battle, going down to the wire. Iowa State reached set point, 24-19, but the Beavers turned it around with a 6-point run and notched the 27-25 win. Oregon State used several runs to secure the second set, 25-19 as the Cyclone offense sputtered, hitting .133.
Iowa State broke the tie, notching a tight 26-24 win in another epic battle for the third set. The Cyclones used a kill by freshman Eleanor Holthaus and a block by senior Hannah Bailey and sophomore Avery Rhodes to close it out. Iowa State got off to a hot start with a 4-0 run in the fourth set and never surrendered it, working its way to a 25-18 win to force a fifth set.
The Beavers seized the momentum in the fifth, outscoring their opponents 4-1 before the Beavers could fight back to tie the score. The teams fought back and forth until a kill by sophomore Maddie Goings and attack error allowed Oregon State to claim the final victory, 16-14.
Goings had a stellar performance to lead the Beavers, collecting career-highs with 25 kills and 17 digs for her first double-double of the young season.
Also posting a double-double for Oregon State was freshman Maddie Sheenhan (27 assists, 14 digs). Redshirt freshman Lindsey Schnell added 10 kills, while junior Montanna Gubrud led the way with 30 assists. Senior Maddy Gravley and Schnell were successful on the block, tallying 6 and 4 stuffs, respectively.
Senior Jess Schaben posted a team-high 14 kills for the Cyclones, while senior Grace Lazard recorded 12 kills and 11 blocks for a double-double. Sophomore Piper Mauk dished out a team-high 48 assists, and redshirt junior Hali Hillegas notched a team-high 31 digs.