Oct. 29, 2008
AMES, Iowa - Victoria Henson tallied 19 kills and Rachel Hockaday added 16 kills as Iowa State rallied from a one-set deficit to down Baylor 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-18, 26-24) on Wednesday night at the Hilton Coliseum. Earlier in the season, Iowa State overcame a first-set loss to down Baylor 3-1 in Waco.
Katie Sanders led three Baylor players in double-digit kills with 11, while Briana Tolbert and Anna Breyfogle added 10 kills apiece. Taylor Barnes dished out 46 set assists to go along with four service aces. In addition to her six aces against Kansas State on Saturday night, Barnes has recorded 10 aces in her last nine sets played.
Allison King recorded a team-high 18 digs, extending her current streak to 17-straight matches with 10 or more digs. The Bears recorded 10 total blocks, including four apiece for Barnes, Breyfogle and Sanders.
Baylor got out to a quick lead in the first set, winning seven-straight points, including three of its five first-set blocks, to take a 9-4 lead. Iowa State rallied to tie the score at 13 apiece with a 6-0 run of its own. Baylor won five of six points to take a 23-17 lead on a Barnes service ace. Consecutive kills by Tolbert gave Baylor the 25-21 first-set victory.
The Bears got out quickly again in the second set, winning five-straight points to take a 7-2 lead. Iowa State went on a 7-0 run followed by a 6-0 run to build a 17-13 advantage before Baylor scored four-straight point to tie the set at 17 apiece. With the score tied at 24-24, consecutive kills from Diane Kieger gave Iowa State the second-set by a 26-24 score.
The third set was back-and-forth for the first 20 serves before a 4-0 Iowa State run put the Cyclones in front 17-11. Baylor cut the lead to 18-14, but five-straight points for Iowa State gave the Cyclones a nine-point lead and they went on to win the set 25-18.
In the fourth set, neither team was able to pull ahead as both teams could manage only a two-point lead through the first 40 serves. With Iowa State holding a 21-20 lead, the Cyclones won three of the next four points to take a 24-21 lead. Baylor got three straight points to tie the score at 24 apiece, but consecutive kills from Iowa State gave the Cyclones the 26-24 win.
Baylor returns to action on Sunday afternoon as the Bears travel to Norman, Okla. to take on Oklahoma at 2 p.m. The match will feature a live audio webcast on www.BaylorBears.com.