Baylor Press Release
By: Cody Soto
AMES, Iowa – 19th-ranked Baylor volleyball (9-4, 1-1 Big 12) bounced back from an early deficit to take down Iowa State in five sets Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum, 15-25, 25-19, 25-14, 22-25, 15-8.
Sophomore Yossiana Pressley broke a 17-year-old school record with a career-high 39 kills on 77 attacks for a .390 hitting efficiency. She became the sixth player in program history to record 30 kills in a single match.
Junior Hannah Fluegel also set a career-high 52 assists in the win, more than doubling her previous personal best (25). Senior Aniah Philo recorded her fourth consecutive double-double with 12 kills and a team-high 15 digs against ISU.
Baylor struggled offensively in the opening set, posting a .056 hitting clip while Iowa State (8-7, 1-1 Big 12) hit .382 to take the frame, 25-15.
BU found themselves with a 6-1 deficit to start the second set, but an offensive surge tied it up at 10-10 after a Pressley kill. Baylor closed it out on a 15-9 run to even up the match, 25-19.
The Bears found its rhythm and hit a match-high .581 behind 11 kills from Pressley to easily win the third set, 25-14.
Baylor had a 15-12 lead at the media timeout, but the Cyclones took an 18-17 lead with a block and eventually tied up the match with the 25-22 win in set four.
BU forced two early Iowa State timeouts and led 8-3 at the changeover in set five. Baylor closed it out with a .556 hitting effort, 15-8.