IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa volleyball team defeated Coastal Carolina, 3-0, in its second match of the Hawkeye Classic on Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
FIGHT FOR IOWA
Taylor Louis led the Hawkeyes, tying a career-high 16 kills and registering a .519 attacking percentage. She has had double-digit kills and has amassed over a .300 attack percentage three times this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Set 1 (25-20) | Iowa had a dominant first set, jumping ahead early and using a 13-4 run to extend the advantage. Down 20-11, the Chanticleers attempted a comeback, but the Hawkeyes shut them down to take a 1-0 set victory.
Set 2 (25-23) | The Hawkeyes won a back-and-forth set two that saw nine ties and three lead changes. Trailing 20-22, a kill from Louis sparked a 5-1 run to give Iowa a 2-0 match lead.
Set 3 (25-18) | With the set tied at 9-9, the Hawkeyes used a 10-3 stretch to take the lead before securing the match sweep. Louis had six kills in the set, while Reghan Coyle chipped in five.
HEAR FROM COACH SHYMANSKY
“We need to be smart and steady with the ball. You can’t miss Taylor Louis out there, she’s just terminating the ball and has an unbelievable attack percentage, but we are not relying on her solely. I thought the offensive spread was really good by our setter Brie Orr. We’re getting a lot of balance offensively out of our group. We want to see the intensity out of the middles, rights, and the lefts, so what I told the group is that we need to separate from the other team right at the beginning with our effort. Our girls and libero are getting sweat on the floor, just diving everywhere and that becomes contagious. We needed to set the tone early and then maintain that intensity.”
The Hawkeyes are now 5-0 all-time against the Chanticleers.
Annika Olsen had 21 digs, marking the third time this season she has had double-digits in digs.
Meghan Buzzerio had a career-high 15 digs.
The Hawkeyes are 2-0 at home, winning both matches by three-set sweeps.
Coastal Carolina: 2-2
The Hawkeyes face Coastal Carolina in their third match of the Hawkeye Classic on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. (CT) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.