Wildcats Win Cyclone Challenge With Convincing Victory Over Iowa State
Sept. 6, 2003
Ames, Iowa - The University of Kentucky volleyball team completed a sweep of the teams at the Cyclone Challenge with a 30-17, 30-17, 30-25 victory over host Iowa State Saturday night. The Wildcats improve their overall record to 5-1 while winning their fifth straight match.
Kentucky defeated Western Illinois on Friday night and then won a grueling five-set match Saturday morning against Iowa. They then held Iowa State to a .113 hitting percentage to win the tournament title.
"It was an incredible team effort this weekend," Coach Jona Braden said. "We came in ready to face three teams with different styles and we were able to keep our momentum through the tournament."
Canfield averaged 12 kills a match during the tournament while Spinner averaged over 16, including a season-high 19 in the win over the Cyclones. Marcum had a double-double Saturday night with 42 assists and 15 digs.
"I'm so proud of Leigh," Coach Braden said. "When things started not to go well, she was able to turn things around offensively by feeding all of the hitters."
The Cats will play host to Syracuse, Virginia and Wright State this weekend at the Kentucky Conference Challenge. Kentucky's home opener will be Friday night at 7 p.m. ET at Memorial Coliseum against Syracuse.
Kali Landis--Western Illinois
Renae Pruess--Iowa State
Dana Koziol--Iowa State