Nov. 1, 2013
WACO, Texas - Kansas swept Baylor Wednesday night on the road, and the Bears will look to regroup Saturday at 7 p.m. against Iowa State at the Ferrell Center. The Cyclones (13-6, 7-2) are tied for second place in the Big 12 while Baylor (11-14, 3-6) is fifth heading into Saturday's match.
ISU is coming off three-straight Big 12 wins over KU (Oct. 23), TCU (Oct. 26) and Texas Tech Wednesday. Baylor's loss to Kansas Wednesday snapped a two-match win streak for Baylor against Big 12 competition, and head coach Jim Barnes said the team is looking forward.
"After a win or loss, we forget about the last match and focus on the next opponent and get to work," said Barnes. "We've made many adjustments since last playing ISU. The key will be first-contact execution in the serve and pass game."
ISU swept Baylor Sept. 28 in Ames, Iowa with Mackenzie Bigbee leading the Cyclones with 11 kills in a match where the team hit .314 in the win. Laura Jones had 10 kills for Baylor in the loss.
The Cyclones rank atop the Big 12 in service aces at 1.77 per set while ranking second in assists (12.87/s), kills (13.84/s) and are third in digs (16.01/s). The player to watch for ISU is senior libero Kristen Hahn, who ranks first in the Big 12 in digs per set at 5.71.
The Bears are 6-7 at the Ferrell Center this season while the Cyclones are 5-3 in road contests.