Jayhawks Continue Road Trip at Iowa State
Oct. 12, 2004
AMES, Iowa. – Kansas will look to end a five-match skid Wednesday when it travels to Iowa State for a match at the Hilton Coliseum. The Jayhawks (10-6, 1-6 Big 12 Conference) are coming off a 3-0 loss at Colorado while the Cyclones (8-8, 1-7) snapped a six-match losing streak by defeating in-state rival Drake Monday night. KU has not won a league match since Sept. 22 when it defeated Texas Tech at home.
Match time in Ames is set for 7 p.m. Immediate post-match results will be available on kuathletics.com.
Iowa State Preview
The Cyclones overcame a six-match slump to defeat Drake 3-1 Monday night and move their non-conference record to 7-1 on the season. Iowa State’s lone Big 12 Conference win came against Oklahoma in Norman on Sept. 17.
Iowa State’s strengths lie in its defense and aggressive serving. The Cyclones are second in the league in digs (17.10 dpg) and fourth in aces (1.72 sapg). However, the Cyclones are last in the Big 12 in blocking (2.28 bpg) and second-to-last in hitting percentage (.174), assists (12.90 apg) and kills (14.42 kpg).
ISU is 0-4 at home this season, with all four losses at the hands of Big 12 foes.
The Kansas/Iowa State Series
Iowa State leads the all-time series against KU by a narrow 32-31-1 mark. The Jayhawks own an eight-match win streak over the Cyclones, dating back to Sept. 23, 2000. The last time ISU defeated KU was on Nov. 24, 1999 (3-2).
Kansas Probable Starters
L – #1 Jill Dorsey (5-9, Sr., Wellsville, Kan.)
MB – #10 Josi Lima (6-0, Jr., Sao Paulo, Brazil)
MB – #2 Ashley Michaels (6-1, Sr., Wathena, Kan.)
S – #9 Andi Rozum (5-10, Jr., Loveland, Colo.)
OPP – #7 Emily Brown (6-2, Fr., Baldwin, Kan.)
OH – #8 Paula Caten (6-3, Jr.-Tr., Canarana, Brazil)
OH – #4 Jana Correa (6-0, So., Macapa, Brazil)
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