Buffs Swept by No. 7 Huskers

The University of Colorado volleyball team discovered just how large the two game Big 12 conference gap is between themselves and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They were swept Wednesday night by the no. 7 Lady Huskers, 30-22, 30-24, 30-16, in Lincoln.

As a team, CU output a season-low 37 kills and 24 errors on 122 attempts, being held to a .107 hit percentage on the night. It was the first match this season where a Buff player failed to register double-digit kills on the night. Sophomore Allie Griffin led the way for CU with eight kills and a match-high 12 digs.

"In games one and two we really battled," head coach Pi'i Aiu said. "They just wear you out. With their size we have to do so much more and work so much harder."

CU competed fairly evenly with the Huskers in much of the first two games, but never threatened Nebraska. The Huskers led by a match-low three points in game one before scoring four-straight to pull away and finish off the game. In game two Colorado held an 18-15 lead before the Lady Huskers streaked to score nine of the ensuing 11 points, utilizing their advantages in height and experience to establish complete and unquestioned domination throughout the game and the match.

Five Buffaloes earned double digit attacks on the night, and Griffin along with freshman Nicole Carr combined for 49. Carr was also responsible for 11 digs, a pair of serves, and a team high two solo blocks.

Nebraska thoroughly outplayed the Buffs on the nets, posting 11 blocks on CU in the matches' three games, while the Buffaloes were able to tally only three. Nebraska also posted better attack numbers than the Buffs in each of Wednesday night's three games, with Colorado actually posting a negative -0.50 attack percentage in the final game of the night.

Colorado will finish out the week at home against Texas when they'll return to Boulder for the first time since they defeated Iowa State last Saturday. The Longhorns are 7-5 overall on the season while posting a 2-1 conference mark.

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