Nebraska volleyball

Nebraska volleyball
Nebraska volleyball

At Friday night’s regular-season home finale, which drew an overflow crowd (official capacity: 8,309), the Huskers defeated Michigan, garnering a unanimous vote as the nation’s top-ranked team once again triumphed.

With its current record of 26-0 overall, Nebraska has accomplished two goals that the programme hasn’t had since 2017: They had a perfect home record of 17-0, which is also their record in the Big Ten. They defeated the Wolverines 25-15, 25-12, and 25-20 to win at least a share of the conference title. 7–19; 5–12.

There are just three games left in this season, all of which are away, before they find out what their fate will be as the eventual top overall seed in the NCAA women’s volleyball championship.

Nebraska volleyball

But one step at a time.

There are a few more major objectives scheduled. In Iowa City on Sunday, the next one can be crossed off the list. In the 2 p.m. game, the Huskers, who have never lost to Iowa in programme history and have an overall record of 37-0, which includes six straight sweeps, will defeat the Hawkeyes (8-20, 0-16 Big Ten) to capture the Big Ten title outright.

Nebraska dominated with advantages of 41-27 in kills, 8-5 in blocks, and 45-34 in digs. Nebraska hit.368 in the sweep on Friday and limited the Wolverines to just.047 hitting. With a balanced attack headed by Andi Jackson, the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week from the previous week, who finished with nine kills on.727 hitting with three blocks, the Huskers were able to achieve those figures. Other outstanding performances came from:

Set Breakdown

Set 1:

Allice recorded three kills in the opening three points as the Huskers took a 6-2 lead. The Huskers went on a three-point run again, and this time Murray killed two straight after an ace by Reilly, bringing the score to 12-7. The Big Red led 15–9 thanks to a kill by Beason and blocks by Jackson and Bate horst. It was 23-13 Huskers after a block by Allice and Beason and five kills from other Huskers. After that, Nebraska won 25–15, hitting.333 while keeping Michigan to.026.

Set 2:

The Huskers increased their lead from 5-3 to 11-3 with a 6-0 run. A kill from Reilly preceded three consecutive from Jackson. With two kills and a block from Allice and Reilly, the Huskers pulled ahead to nine points, 19-10, thanks to a kill by Murray. After Jackson added another kill to put the Big Red ahead 22–12, Murray scored a kill and the two of them blocked each other to end the set at 25–12. In the second set, Nebraska scored.474, while Michigan scored -.067.

Set 3:

Wisconsin loss sets up B1G title

With a narrow victory over Wisconsin (23-3, 14-3 Big Ten) in five sets, Purdue managed to send Wisconsin (23-3, 14-3 Big Ten) its second straight defeat after losing on the road at No. 15 Penn State last Saturday.

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