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VB CENTRAL: Iowa State Challenge
Sept. 3, 2014


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IOWA STATE CHALLENGE

Friday, Sept. 5

12:00 p.m.
Game 1
Tennessee vs. Northern Illinois
7:00 p.m.
Game 2
Tennessee at Iowa State

Saturday, Sept. 6

7:30 p.m.
Game 3
Tennessee vs. Omaha

IOWA STATE CHALLENGE GAME 1
Series History
Tennessee
2-1, 0-0 SEC
VS.

Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa

Northern Illinois
1-2, 0-0 MAC
All-Time: First meeting
Last Three Meetings:
N/A


Friday, Sept. 5
12 p.m.
Notes

UT is 18-10 all-time against MAC opponents and 9-12 against schools from the state of Illinois.

IOWA STATE CHALLENGE GAME 2
Series History
Tennessee
2-1, 0-0 SEC
AT

Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa

Iowa State
0-2, 0-0 Big 12
All-Time: Tied, 1-1
Last Three Meetings:
8/25/12 UT W, 3-2
9/2/89 ISU W, 3-0

Friday, Sept. 5
7:30 P.m.
Notes

The Lady Vols prevailed over then 10th-ranked Iowa State in their last meeting with the Cyclones.

IOWA STATE GAME 3
Series History
Tennessee
2-1, 0-0 SEC
VS.

Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa

Omaha
1-2, 0-0 Summit
All-Time: First meeting
Last Three Meetings:
N/A


Saturday, Sept. 6
7:30 p.m.
Notes

Tennessee is 2-3 all-time against current members of the Summit League.

TENNESSEE TIDBITS

  • Tennessee prepares for the second of three road tournaments in which it will participate when it travels to Ames, Iowa, for the Iowa State Challenge, hosted by Iowa State University.
  • The Challenge marks matches numbered 4, 5, and 6 for the Lady Vols, who open the 2014 season with 10 consecutive matches away from Knoxville.
  • UT is 2-0 in neutral matches here in the early part of the season and is 0-1 in true road matches. Tennessee fell to Appalachian State in the final mach of the Appalachian Invitational last weekend.
  • The Lady Vols are making their first trip into the state of Iowa since 1996 when it competed in the Hawkeye Classic in Iowa City. UT went 1-2 that weekend with a victory over Kansas.
  • Tennessee follows its weekend in Ames with a quick stop in Evansville, Indiana, on Tuesday night for its first-ever meeting with the Aces of Evansville.
  • UT is averaging 17.0 digs per set coming into the weekend -- the highest mark in the tournament field and second-highest in the SEC.

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