Iowa State came into Saturday night’s matchup in Ames against the Kansas State Wildcats looking to gain positive momentum after suffering a 3-1 defeat against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Iowa State came into Wednesday’s matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs, aiming to avoid going on a three-game losing streak. Iowa State swept TCU 3-0, but the sweep didn’t come without a fight.

After starting the first set trailing 4-2, there was not much adversity for Iowa State on Saturday. The Cyclones swept the West Virginia Mountaineers 3-0 on Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia.

After nearly a month away from home, 9-4 (0-1 Big 12) Iowa State returned to Hilton Coliseum for a match against the 4-7 (0-1 Big12) Kansas Jayhawks.

Iowa State hoped to earn their second home victory of the season against the Louisiana State (LSU) Tigers in the final match of the Cyclone Invitational on Sunday, but things weren’t going their way early on as the Cyclones trailed LSU 2-1 heading into set four.

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