Iowa State Stuns Texas
If there were any pre-hatched chicken counters in Austin Texas before the #2-ranked Texas Women’s Volleyball team’s Wednesday night match with #8-ranked Iowa State, we’re guessing they’re all gone now, after the Cyclones downed previously undefeated and #2-ranked Texas 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 25-15, 20-25, 15-12) in Ames Iowa. Here’s video of crowd celebration after the last point in the fifth set:
Although Iowa State has several big wins this season (3-2 over Nebraska on October 21st, snapping Nebraska’s 75 match winning streak over the Cyclones; and overcoming 12-7 and 14-12 deficits in the fifth set to defeat No. 22 Baylor, 3-2 (24-26, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 16-14) on October 28th, for example), given Texas’ dominance this season, this is the biggest, and a huge upset, even with the match played in Ames.
In her post-match interview, ISU head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch said:
“I have to think this is our best home win, that is for sure. . . . This is big. But we’ve still got a lot of matches left. We can’t stop here. We need to keep going. . . . We’ve got a very mentally tough team. We stayed very composed and that made them a little uncomfortable. Their outsides couldn’t quite figure out where they could hit to score. They are a great team with a lot of weapons. [Texas] actually changed their lineup in the fourth game. We forced them to have to make a lot of changes.”
Here’s a link to a post-match interview with Johnson-Lynch:
For the complete match write-up from www.cyclones.com Click Here
So, any unhatched chicken counters in University Park, PA or State College PA, take note. Neither Penn State nor Texas is guaranteed any victories in the regular season or in the NCAA tournament, let alone a spot in the NCAA Tournament finals. We thought it worthwhile to punctuate that point by reprising this “missed goals” video: