It's officially slipped away, but that's not surprising.
Good season, Cyclones! We're still proud of you.
Got spanked..they are at another level
Still very proud of our ladies. Stanford is just an amazing team, no shame in this loss.
no Stan 25-16 wins
pretty amazing that we hung with a team like Stanford when you think of where we were a few years ago. We're getting there! Great season girls!
Great season! We started out 10-7 and finished on a 12 game winning streak. After the Syracuse lost, I didn't know if we would even make the tourny. We're gonna miss Straube, Knuth, Landwehr, and Hock; but we have a good core comming back. I'm excited to see how these studly freshman develop next year (could be another special year next season). I always thought Stanford was the best team in the country and after watching them i believe that even more. They kinda remind me of Kentucky basketball from last year.
we actually had some blocks tonight, this may be the most exciting thing going forward.
Love this teams effort and heart! You could tell they loved playing with each other as a team. They represented ISU to the fullest - competitive, grit, determination, courage and heart. I couldn't ask more from our student athletes. Some of the best role models we have. Thanks for an awesome season!!
Oregon def. Brigham Young (25-23, 25-21, 22-25, 25-12)
Nebraska def. Washington (25-14, 25-21, 25-23)
West Lafayette Regional
Penn State def. Kentucky (25-18, 25-21, 25-12)
Minnesota def. Purdue (23-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-21)
USC def. Wichita State (25-20, 25-19, 25-17)
Texas def. Florida (25-22, 26-24, 25-17)
Michigan def. Michigan State (25-16, 26-24, 26-24)
Stanford def. Iowa State (25-16, 25-19, 25-17)
Elite Eight Matchups - Saturday, December 8
West Lafayette Regional (3:00 p.m. - ESPNU)
Minnesota (27-7) vs. Penn State (33-2)
Omaha Regional (5:30 p.m. - ESPNU)
Nebraska (26-6) vs. Oregon (28-4)
Austin Regional (8:00 p.m. - ESPNU)
USC (30-5) vs. Texas (26-4)
Berkeley Regional (10:30 p.m. - ESPNU)
Stanford (31-3) vs. Michigan (26-11)
Their middle hitters were pretty incredible. I would be surprised if they don't make it to the finals. My reception went bad mostly in the last match. I think before that it was pretty good. I wish we could have done better but was very proud to be a Cyclone watching this team. I think during this tourney we had glimpses of what Hockaday might have been if she hadn't had that injury. That was a huge tragedy for ISU. All in all, they have lots of work to do to get ready for next year. I can't wait.
we had a shot at that second set, then made a few errors on our side of the net that killed that. Thought Standford looked great, but also thought we played a little sloppy at times.
What impressed me about Stanford was not only their middles, but it was their precision passing and defense. There were a lot of balls I though were down and they pancaked them up or wierd digs, and somehow managed to get a good set off of for a good spike.