Following a straight-set victory over St. Thomas Friday night, the Iowa State Cyclones were back in action Saturday night against the 11th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota came into the match with a record of 4-3, with their three losses coming against top ranked Texas, fifth ranked Florida and tenth ranked Baylor.

Iowa State volleyball coasted to a 3-0 sweep over St. Thomas during the first of two matches played in the Diet Coke Classic in Minneapolis on Friday. The win brought the team’s record to 8-2 with just one non-conference game to play.

Iowa State volleyball began the weekend victorious after taking down the previously 7-0 Ball State Cardinals three sets to one. The team was boosted by a team hitting percentage of .301 and Eleanor Holthaus, Annie Hatch, Candelaria Herrera and Kenzie Mantz each finishing with nine or more kills.

The 4-1 Iowa State volleyball team will head to Coralville, Iowa, this weekend to participate in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Tournament. After a 2-1 weekend at the Penn State Classic, with wins coming against LSU and Oregon State and a loss coming against Penn State, the Cyclones have an even tougher slate of games on deck.

The Iowa State volleyball squad was back in action Saturday afternoon at the Penn State Classic, looking to bounce back after their first loss of the season Friday night. They faced off against the Oregon State Beavers, who came into the match with a 1-3 record and were on a three match losing skid.

Following a 3-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23) win over LSU early Friday, Iowa State was back in action Friday night against 17th ranked Penn State for the second half of their doubleheader. The Nittany Lions, who are playing host to the event, came into the match with a 2-1 record, with their lone loss coming in their season opener against 24th ranked Georgia Tech.

Going into the offseason, the Iowa State volleyball program had holes to fill at key positions. After losing players such as starting setter Piper Mauck and starting libero Izzy Enna, the coaching staff utilized the transfer portal to help fill those needs to prepare for the 2021 season. But COVID-19 changed how the transfer process normally works, leaving Iowa State and its players thrown for a loop.