The Daily Iowan

Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

Iowa+Hawkeye+volleyball+players+celebrate+the+final+point+of+the+match+against+the+Northwestern+University+Wildcats+on+Saturday%2C+Oct.+21%2C+2017.+The+Hawkeyes+defeated+the+Wildcats+three+sets+to+zero.+%28David+Harmantas%2FThe+Daily+Iowan%29
Iowa Hawkeye volleyball players celebrate the final point of the match against the Northwestern University Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats three sets to zero. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Hawkeye volleyball players celebrate the final point of the match against the Northwestern University Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats three sets to zero. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan

David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan

Iowa Hawkeye volleyball players celebrate the final point of the match against the Northwestern University Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats three sets to zero. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Anna Kayser, [email protected]

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Hawkeye volleyball team bounced back from a Oct. 20 loss to sweep Northwestern on Oct. 21 in Carver-Hawkeye.

The first set was close, featuring nine ties and seven lead changes.

Northwestern had a 19-15 lead before Iowa ran off 6-straight points. A kill by junior outside hitter Taylor Louis sealed the set, 25-23, giving the Hawkeyes a 1-0 match lead.

The Wildcats made the next two sets close, but Iowa never trailed.

RELATED: Volleyball drops a heartbreaker to unranked opponent

In the second set, Iowa jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but rallies by Northwestern made the entire set a battle. A solo block and a tip by freshman setter Brie Orr finished off the match with Iowa on top, 25-21.

The third set started off close before a 9-3 Hawkeye run put them on top, 15-9. The Iowa lead would stretch to as many as 10 points, but Northwestern came back on a 6-2 run before Iowa finished the set, 25-18.

Louis led the Hawkeye offense with 11 kills and a career best .625 attack percentage.

“Great bounce back performance by our whole team, that took a lot to dig deep and get over the feeling of the disappointment from [Illinois],” head coach Bond Shymansky said. “We knew [Northwestern’s] match was huge for us in terms of just progressing things forward.”

Comments

comments

About the Writer
Anna Kayser, Assistant Sports Editor
Anna Kayser is currently the Assistant Sports Editor and a football reporter at the DI. She began her college career as a news reporter before moving to the Politics team with a focus on the work of Sen. Chuck Grassley. In her sophomore year, she spent both semesters as a sports beat reporter covering Hawkeye...
Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Football

    Iowa football’s road to the Big Ten championship is a long one

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Football

    Point-Counterpoint: Who will win the Big Ten West?

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Baseball

    Iowa baseball moves on following departures

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Soccer

    By the Numbers: Iowa soccer’s defense

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Featured

    Former Hawkeye C.J. Beathard takes over for 49ers

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Football

    Hensley: The Big Ten West is Wisconsin’s to lose now

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Football

    Hornibrook’s big day against Hawkeye football comes at a big time

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Football

    Report card: How did Iowa football look against Wisconsin?

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Men's tennis

    Hawkeyes fight at Milwaukee Tennis Classic

  • Iowa rebounds, sweeps unranked Big Ten team

    Soccer

    Iowa soccer tops Indiana for first Big Ten win