Big block leads Hawkeyes to victory


Iowa players celebrate while Indiana misses a save during the Iowa/Indiana volleyball match in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers, 3-0. (David Haramantas/The Daily Iowan)

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The Iowa volleyball team swept Indiana in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Nov. 3 in a major Big Ten match.

Indiana took an early lead in the first set, but a kill by senior middle blocker Jess Janota tied the set at 6. Iowa never trailed again, going on a 13-2 run to widen the gap to 24-12. Another Janota kill sealed the win, 25-13.

The beginning of the second set was closer with five ties. With the score tied at 6, a 7-2 run gave the Hawkeyes a 13-8 lead. They didn’t stop there, winning, 25-14.

Iowa started off strong in the third set with a 4-0 lead and never let up. A 9-2 run extended the lead to 17-7. Indiana attempted a comeback, but Iowa closed out the set, 25-16, and sealed the match sweep.

The Hawkeyes recorded 11 blocks in the match and held the Hoosiers to a minus-.010 attack percentage.

Janota led Iowa with 10 kills and a career high .833 attack percentage.

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