No. 3 Volleyball Looks for Season Sweep Against Iowa State

November 3, 2019
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WACO, Texas – Third-ranked Baylor volleyball (18-1, 8-1 Big 12) returns home to host Iowa State (14-7, 5-4 Big 12) in a Sunday afternoon battle at 4 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center.

Baylor and Oklahoma are currently second and fourth in the Big 12 standings.

The match will be live on ESPNU with Sam Gore and Jennifer Hoffman on the call. Sunday’s match will be Youth Team Day, and a free postmatch youth clinic will be on the court following the match.

Fans can follow along for match coverage with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @BaylorVBall.

BEARS AND CYCLONES CLASH ON ESPNU… AGAIN!

• Third-ranked Baylor will continue the second half of conference play in front of a nationally televised audience on Sunday afternoon, hosting Iowa State.

• The Bears were the final undefeated team in D1 college volleyball after holding a 16-0 record.

• BU snapped its program-best 31-set winning streak at current No. 1 Texas on Oct. 23. Baylor had won 10 straight matches in three sets after winning the fourth set against Houston on Sept. 12.

• Baylor’s 31-set win streak was the second longest in the country behind Stephen F. Austin. SFA extended its streak to 34 straight sets with last Saturday’s win over Southeastern Louisana.

• BU went undefeated through non-conference play for the first time since 2009 and only the third time in program history. The 2001 season was the first time the Bears went unblemished in non-conference action with an 8-0 record, and the 2009 squad went a program-best 11-0.

• Baylor holds a 9-0 record at home this season, including 4-0 in Big 12 play.

• BU is 6-3 against Iowa State under head coach Ryan McGuyre.

• Baylor is in the top-25 nationally in five different stat categories heading into Sunday’s match, and three players are among the nation’s top 25 in five categories.

A WIN WOULD…

• A win would be Baylor’s sixth consecutive win over the Cyclones for the first time since the 1998-2002 seasons where the Bears won nine in a row against ISU.

• A win would give the Bears a program-best 9-1 record in Big 12 play.

• A win would give the Bears an unblemished 10-0 record at home in 2019.

• A win would give the Bears the season sweep over the Cyclones for the third-straight season.

BAYLOR RECENTLY
• No. 3 Baylor volleyball won the final two sets in a thrilling five-set victory at Oklahoma Wednesday night at McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., 26-24, 15-25, 29-31, 25-16, 15-12.

• Baylor trailed 2-1 for the first time and played its first five-set match of the season, improving to 54-8 in sets played in 2019.

• Junior Yossiana Pressley led the way with 25 kills while seniors Gia Milana (12) and Shelly Stafford (10) combined for 22 kills in the win. Pressley and junior Hannah Lockin added their fifth and ninth double-doubles of the season, respectively.

• Defensively, senior Tara Wulf led with 23 digs while Stafford and freshman Kara McGhee posted four blocks each.

LAST TIME VS. IOWA STATE (Oct. 9, 2019)

• No. 1 Baylor volleyball overcame a season-low hitting efficiency to sweep (RV) Iowa State on Oct. 9 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, 26-24, 25-18, 27-25.

• BU extended its program-best 25-set winning streak and 14-0 start to the season. Baylor won two of its three sets in extra points, improving to 6-0 in sets decided in extra points.

• Yossiana Pressley posted her fourth double-double with a match-high 15 kills and 10 digs while Hannah Lockin logged her seventh double-double with a 33-assist and 15-dig performance.

• Shelly Stafford posted 10 kills on a .412 efficiency while Gia Milana added eight.

• Offensively, the Bears hit a season-low .214 and were outblocked, 8.0-5.0, for the second consecutive match but remain 4-0 in conference action.

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