The Oklahoma Sooners women’s volleyball team improved their record to 14-3 overall by upsetting the 25th ranked Iowa State Cyclones, 3-2, on Saturday. The win improved the Lady Sooners to 201 in the Big 12 play. Iowa State, despite their high ranking, are only 8-5 now, and 2-1 in the Big 12.
This is the second ranked team OU has beaten in three attempts, after also knocking off 25th ranked BYU on Sept. 7.
The Sooners took the first set, 25-20 before Iowa State roared back in the second set, taking that one 25-17. They exchanged sets again with OU taking the third, 25-23, and Iowa State capturing the fourth, 25-17. OU finally took the fifth and deciding set, 15-12, finishing the exciting afternoon of volleyball action.
Keila Rodriguez led the way for the Sooners with 19 kills while hitting over .200. She has seven of those kills in the third set, while hitting .500. She finished with her fifth double-double of the season, adding 12 digs to her stat line.
The deciding set went to Oklahoma after they hit .400 as a team. A 8-8 tie was broken when senior Sallie McLaurin had four kills in the next four points. She ended her afternoon with 14 kills and four blocks, while hitting .406 for the match.
Kierra Holst had 12 kills while Madison Ward finished with 11. Taylor Migliazzo had a team high 16 digs while Eden Williams finished with 14. The assists leader was Julia Doyle, with a season-high 48.
The Oklahoma Sooners next play the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CST.