Texas Tech Defeats Big 12 Rival Iowa State
Brown Surpasses 1,000 Career Kills
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech volleyball team won its 21st match as the Red Raiders handed Iowa State a 15-5, 15-3, 10-15, 15-7 loss Friday at Lubbock's Municipal Coliseum. With the victory, Texas Tech improves to 8-7 in Big 12 play and 21-8 overall while Iowa State drops to 0-15 in the Big 12 and 9-19 overall.
Senior middle blocker Brande Brown surpassed the 1,000 career kill plateau on the evening. She needed only six to reach the milestone but finished with a Tech-high 16 kills. Brown now has 1,010 kills on her career. Brown finished the match with a .394 hitting percentage (16-3-33) along with five blocks.
Senior outside hitter Cristine Martin chipped in 14 kills (14-5-36) along with 10 digs. Martin needs only one kill to reach 1,000 career kills. She has 999 for her career. Junior setter Lisa Hilgers added 52 assists and a match-high 23 assists and junior middle blocker Sonia Moric finished with a .579 hitting percentage (12-1-19) and five blocks.
Iowa State was led by Colleen Henican's match-high 22 kills along with Virginia Hoss' 11 kills and Heidi Rogers' 10.
Tech next hosts Missouri tomorrow in Lubbock Municipal Coliseum at 7 p.m. Missouri played Baylor on Friday evening.