No. 1 Nebraska Sweeps ISU, 3-0

No. 1 Nebraska hit .357 and used 15 kills from Jordan Larson to sweep Iowa State, 3-0 (8-30, 24-30, 16-30), at NU Coliseum on Saturday night. The Huskers (11-0, 4-0 Big 12) out blocked the Cyclones (8-6, 2-2) 14 to 6.5 in the match.

"I was disappointed in how we started," said head coach Christy Johnson. "We are a pretty good team when we pass well but we struggle when we don't. I thought the second game was a good indication of that."

 

In the first game, Nebraska jumped out to a 7-0 lead and hit .556 on its way to a 30-8 win. The Huskers controlled the net, recording seven blocks in game one.

 

Jessica Klein had two kills and Katie Churm led ISU defensively with four digs in the opening game.

 

The second game saw the Cyclones take an early 10-6 lead before the Huskers stormed back, scoring nine of the next 10 points and taking a 15-11 lead. Iowa State would close the gap, cutting the Husker lead to one at 21-20 before Nebraska regained control, going on a 9-4 lead to win 30-24.

 

ISU hit .146 in the game and Erin Boeve had five kills in the game to lead the Cyclones.

 

Nebraska used a 4-0 run to open up a 10-5 lead and never looked back on its way to a 30-16 win.

 

Boeve led the Cyclones with 10 kills and Amanda Craig had 19 assists and 13 digs in the loss.

 

Sarah Pavan and Melissa Elmer also reached double-figure kills for the Huskers with 13 and 12, respectively.

 

The Cyclones will host Colorado on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.


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