The ball kept going to Karlie Taylor Tuesday, and the UNI senior led all players with a match-high 24 kills, but it wasn’t enough.
The Iowa State Cyclone Volleyball team defeated the UNI Panthers, 3-sets-to-1 (25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21).
Taylor attempted 71 attacks, tying for the fourth-highest total ever for a Panther during a four-set match.
It does look like help is on the way. Junior Jaydlin Seehase had the second-highest kill count Tuesday, after missing the first six matches of the year with an upper body injury. After the match, Panther assistant coach Jason Allen talked about Seehase.
“She was great, and picked us up for sure. That position is something we’re trying to figure out, and so to have her as an option, finally, was great to see.”
The Panthers have lost four straight but can swing back above .500 with a strong weekend. UNI will meet four opponents during an event in Columbia, Missouri, starting with matches against UMKC and the Missouri Tigers, both on Friday. News/Talk 1540 KXEL’s coverage of the match against the Tigers begins at 6:45.