IOWA STATE 3, NORTH TEXAS 1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20)
Ames, IA -- Iowa State dropped the first set and then turned on the gas offensively, hitting .327 overall in moving past North Texas and into the semifinals of the NIVC.
Jess Schaben had 26 kills and 11 digs for the Cyclones (19-13), who will face Portland or UNLV in their semifinal.
Iowa State hit better than .500 in the second set, then backed it up with a .342 effort in the third set. The Cyclones looked to have the match under control by taking a 10-1 lead in set four, but North Texas rallied, drawing to 11-8 and forcing an ISU timeout. The margin grew as tight as 14-13, but the host team settled in to claim the victory.
Candelaria Herrera had 12 kills, and Josie Herbst added 11 kills for Iowa State. Piper Mauck closed with 59 assists, and Izzy Enna chipped in with 18 digs.
The Mean Green (19-17) got 15 kills and 14 digs from Valerie Valerian; Karley York closed with 35 assists and 13 digs.