ISU Advances to NIVC Semifinals With 3-1 Win Over North Texas

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December 6th, 2018 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State advanced to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship semifinals with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20) win over North Texas on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones are now 19-13 on the season, while the Mean Green end 2018 at 19-17.

Iowa State will play the winner of the UNLV-Portland match taking place tomorrow night in the Rose City. Site, date and time of the match will be announced following the conclusion of tomorrow night’s quarterfinal round.

ISU was led by senior Hannah Bailey, who in her first career start at middle blocker notched seven kills, five digs, four blocks and two aces. Her fellow senior, Jess Schaben, tied her season-high with 26 kills at .429 hitting and got 11 digs for her 18th double-double of the season.

Player of the Match

Hannah Bailey. Moved to middle blocker for the first time in her career, the senior shined to help lead Iowa State to victory. Bailey got seven kills at .545 hitting, and posted career-highs in blocks (four), digs (five) and aces (two).

Up Next

Iowa State will play the winner of tomorrow night’s UNLV-Portland match in the NIVC Semifinals. Site, date and time of the match will be announced following the conclusion of the quarterfinals tomorrow night.