Outside hitter Grace Lazard tallied 17 kills to help Iowa State earn a four set victory over Kansas State.
9th-ranked Texas remains alone at the top of Big 12 standings with an 8-1 record following a sweep on the road of Iowa State Wednesday. RV Baylor and Oklahoma are tied for third in the conference with 5-4 marks, also registering victories midweek.
6th-ranked Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas survived tight, 5-set matches to remain undefeated in Big 12 play Wednesday night. Oklahoma also downed Iowa State in 4 sets, halting its 9-mach skid against the Cyclones.
It was a big day in the Big 12. Texas Tech defeated West Virginia, 3-1, for its first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2000, Kansas earned its 7th consecutive win over TCU and Baylor sophomore Yossiana Pressley had a record-breaking day.
Sophomore Yossiana Pressley guided 12th-ranked Baylor to a 5-set victory over RV Iowa State with a school record and career-high 39-kill effort.
The Top 25 matchup between 6th-ranked Texas and 23rd-ranked Kansas State was all that and then some, as it took 5 sets for the Longhorns to earn the victory on the road. The surprise of the night came in Waco, Texas, as Texas Tech knocked off 12th-ranked Baylor for its first ranked win since 2012.
Syracuse outlasted Wyoming in 5, while Iowa registered its first road win at Iowa State since 1997. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones met as part of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series.
Baylor’s Yossiana Pressley, Iowa State’s Hali Hillegas and TCU’s élan McCall were named as the Big 12’s offensive, defensive and rookie of the week respectively.
The Cyclones rebounded from Friday’s four set loss to No. 14 Creighton with a four-set victory over the Shockers with help from a crushing block and nine or more kills by five players.
Jaali Winters put up a monster double-double of 15 kills and 26 kills to help #14 Creighton overcome a slow start and down #24 Iowa State.