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Iowa State Volleyball Falls in First Round of NCAA Tournament
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Iowa State volleyball team saw its season come to an end Friday evening in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Championship. The Cyclones fell to Colorado 3-1 (25-17, 16-25, 19-25, 21-25) Friday evening in the Sports Pavilion. Iowa State closes out the season with an 18-10 record. Colorado improved to 18-13 on the season and will play the winner of Radford-Minnesota, which was being played at release time.
Turning Point of the Match
The serving of CU's Kelsey English buried Iowa State in the second set. After taking the first set 25-17, the Cyclones were trailing 9-7 in the second frame when Colorado went on a 7-0 run powered by the English serve, which included two aces. Iowa State tried to get back into the second frame, but a 4-0 run featuring an English kill and two more English aces.
Cyclone Match Ball Goes to...
Tory Knuth. The final match of the Cyclones' season showed how much the middle blocker progressed in her redshirt sophomore season. Knuth led the Cyclones with 11 kills at a .333 hitting percentage, the fifth time in the last 10 matches she has recorded double-figure kills. The Big 12's top server, Knuth added an ace to her collection and also chipped in a solo block and a block assist.