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Iowa volleyball’s Kaia Mateo coming from Big Apple to Big Ten

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter January 17, 2023

Iowa volleyball 2023 recruit and setter Kaia Mateo is used to being the underdog. As a four-year varsity starter and senior captain, Mateo led Avenues: The World School NYC to a 20-1 record and...

Iowa labero Mari Hinkle bumps the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Indiana at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Hinkle had 15 digs. The Hawkeyes defeated Hoosiers 3-2.

Volleyball notebook | Iowa, Big Ten national contenders close out regular season

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 30, 2022

The 2022-23 NCAA volleyball regular season has come to a close, and six Big Ten squads — Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin — were selected to compete in the NCAA...

Iowa outside hitter Nia Washington prepares for North Florida’s serve during a volleyball game between Iowa and North Florida at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Washington had one kill.The Hawkeyes defeated the Ospreys 3-0.

Iowa volleyball comes from behind to defeat Michigan in five-set thriller

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 23, 2022

The Iowa volleyball team came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Michigan in a five-set thriller at Xtream Arena on Wednesday to close out the Hawkeyes’ home slate.  Iowa is now 3-16 in the Big...

Iowa setter Lily Tessier sets the ball for a spike during the volleyball game between Iowa and Nebraska at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. The Cornhuskers beat the Hawkeyes 3-0. (Lillie Hawker/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa volleyball dominated by Nebraska

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor November 18, 2022

For the second time in a seven-day span, the Iowa volleyball team was defeated by the No.6 Nebraska Cornhuskers in straight sets on Friday night at Xtream Arena.  Nebraska dominated the second...

Iowa setter Lilly Tessier celebrates during a volleyball game between Iowa and North Florida at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Ospreys 3-0.

Iowa volleyball senior setter Lily Tessier balances focus and fun

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 15, 2022

Senior setter Lily Tessier brings the perfect balance between fun and focus to Iowa volleyball. Whether she’s setting specific goals for herself during practice to stay motivated or exploring the...

Iowa middle hitter Amiya Jones celebrating a point during a volleyball game between Iowa and Purdue at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 3-1.  Urquhart had ten kills during the match.

Iowa volleyball defeats Rutgers in straight sets on Senior Day

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor November 13, 2022

The Iowa volleyball team snapped a nine-match losing streak with a straight-set victory over Rutgers on Sunday afternoon at Xtream Arena. The Hawkeyes’ Senior-Day win avenged Rutgers’ 3-0 victory...

Iowa middle hitter Amiya Jones blocks the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Minnesota on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Gophers beat the Hawkeyes, 3-0.

Iowa volleyball drops road matchups at Rutgers, Maryland

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 6, 2022

Iowa volleyball dropped two Big Ten road matchups last weekend at Rutgers and Maryland, 3-0 and 3-1, respectively. The Hawkeyes have now lost eight consecutive matches.  The Hawkeyes are 1-13 in...

Iowa outside hitter Michelle Urquhart spikes the ball during a volleyball match between Iowa and Penn State at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, October 15, 2022. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Volleyball notebook | Iowa, conference contenders in final stretch of 2022-23 season

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 3, 2022

The Big Ten continues to dominate on the volleyball court this season with six teams — the most of any conference — ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association top 25. The Big Ten...

Maryland outside hitter Laila Ivey spikes the ball at a volleyball game between Iowa and Maryland at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The Terrapins defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-1. Ivey had a total of 11 kills.

Photos: Iowa volleyball vs. Maryland

Lillie Hawker, Photojournalist October 28, 2022

Maryland volleyball defeated Iowa at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, 3-1. The Hawkeyes have now dropped five straight games to lower their overall season record to 7-15. Iowa outside hitter Michelle...

Iowa middle hitter Delaney McSweeney prepares for the play with teammate Addie VanderWeide during a volleyball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Purdue Boilermakers at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sept. 25, 2022. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes 3-1. Hawkeye McSweeney had nine kills thought the game.

Iowa volleyball loses to Maryland, falls to 1-10 in Big Ten play

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter October 27, 2022

Iowa volleyball fell to Maryland, 3-1, inside Xtream Arena on Thursday. The Terrapins lead the all-time series versus the Hawkeyes, 8-6.  Iowa is now 1-10 in conference play and  7-15 overall. “We...

Iowa head coach Jim Barnes communicates with the team during a volleyball match between Iowa and North Florida at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Ospreys 3-0.

First-year head coach Jim Barnes rebuilding Iowa volleyball program

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter October 25, 2022

Head coach Jim Barnes is in his first year at the helm of the Iowa volleyball team, and he’s trying to get the Hawkeyes back on the national radar. Iowa has not had a winning conference record in...

Gophers celebrate together during a volleyball match between Iowa and Minnesota on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Gophers beat the Hawkeyes, 3-0.

Photos: Iowa volleyball vs. Minnesota

Lilly Stence, Photojournalist October 19, 2022

The Minnesota Gophers beat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 3-0, at Xtream Arena on Wednesday.  Minnesota had a total of 38 kills, while Iowa had a total of 35 kills. Minnesota outside hitter Taylor Landfair...

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