Iowa (9-12, 3-7) continues their Big Ten season with back-to-back matches at home. First up is a visit from #7 ranked Penn State (16-3, 9-1) at 7 pm Friday. Then Rutgers comes to town (7-14, 1-9) at 7 pm on Saturday. Expectations are for a split this weekend, but Iowa can hope that Penn State is looking past them, and forward to, their match at #8 Nebraska the next night.
Last weekend Iowa lost at Purdue on Friday and then defeated Indiana in Bloomington on Saturday.
With only ten matches left on the season, Iowa will face seven teams that are currently ranked in the top 25.
Sophomore OH Courtney Buzzerio and junior OH Griere Hughes are tied for the team lead with 232 kills. Buzzerio has her kills on 594 attempts (.241 hitting percentage) while Hughes has 541 total attempts (.259 hitting percentage).
Junior DS Halle Johnston is leading the team with 373 digs.
Sophomore MB Hannah Clayton has 59 blocks to lead the squad.
Freshman OH Kyndra Hansen and freshman MB Blythe Rients, both from Minnesota, have seen a lot more playing time as the season has progressed and are stepping up for the Hawkeyes.
Friday, November 1: Iowa vs. Penn State at 7 pm
Saturday, November 2: Iowa vs. Rutgers at 7 pm
- Following the conclusion of each match, the Hawkeyes will sign autographs for fans on the court.
HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG
- Live stats for each contest are linked on the team’s schedule page or on www.hawkeyesports.com/vblive.
- A live stream of this weekend’s matches are available on BTN+ or FloVolleyball (subscriptions required).
- Live audio of this weekend’s matches are available on Hawkeye All-Access ($) with John Evans on the call.