Oct. 10, 2008
WACO, Texas -
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BAYLOR VOLLEYBALL PLAYS HOST TO IOWA STATE
The Baylor volleyball team returns home on Saturday afternoon as the Bears play host to Iowa State at 2 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. The Bears are coming off a 3-0 loss at No. 3 Texas on Wednesday night. The loss is the third for Baylor this season against ranked teams, and the 13th-straight loss to a ranked team overall. The last time Baylor defeated a ranked team was a 3-2 win over No. 16 Missouri in Waco during the 2006 season. Iowa State enters the match following an open date on Wednesday night. The Cyclones recorded a 3-0 win over Oklahoma last Saturday in Ames. Iowa State is led by Victoria Henson with 235 kills (3.85 kps). Kaylee Manns ranks second in the Big 12 Conference with 11.44 assists per set, while Jen Malcolm ranks near the top of the league charts with 1.31 blocks per set. Libero Ashley Mass passes at 5.08 digs per set average. The match, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., will have live stats online and will feature an audio webcast available on the All-Access package at BaylorBears.com
LAST TIME AGAINST IOWA STATE
Lauren Cummings tallied 22 kills and Iowa State placed six players in double-figure kills as the Cyclones held on to defeat Baylor 3-2 (30-20, 31-33, 30-27, 25-30, 16-14) on Wednesday night at the Hilton Coliseum. After winning its first three five-game matches during Big 12 play, Baylor has now lost its last two five-game affairs after dropping a 3-2 decision at Missouri on Friday night. Katie Sanders led the way for Baylor with 20 kills, while Anna Breyfogle and Ashlie Christenson each added 17 kills. Haley Thomas also reached double-figure kills with 10. Iowa State won the game with defense as the Cyclones tallied 102 digs led by Ashley Moss' 29. Six Iowa State players tallied 11 or more digs, and the Cyclones recorded 17.5 blocks. Baylor recorded a season-high 90 digs, led by Sarah Grace with 22. The Bears also tallied 14 total blocks, with Amanda Modglin contributing eight, while Breyfogle added six blocks. Taylor Barnes dished out 61 set assists and added a service ace and 16 digs for the Bears.
LAST TIME OUT
Ashley Engle tallied 16 kills on .536 hitting as No. 3 Texas defeated Baylor 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-15) in Big 12 volleyball action on Wednesday night at Gregory Gym. Engle led a Longhorns attack that hit at a .446 clip for the match. Juliann Faucette joined Engle in double-digit kills with 10, while Michelle Kocher added a match-high 40 set assists. Katie Sanders led the way for Baylor with nine kills. Ashlie Christenson added seven kills on .353 hitting and two aces, while Anna Breyfogle contributed six kills. Taylor Barnes tallied 30 kills and added a service ace, while Allison King recorded a team-high 10 digs.