Huskers hit the road
The No. 11 Nebraska volleyball team is back on the road this weekend for a pair of conference matches at Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Huskers will take on the Badgers on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at UW Fieldhouse and will travel to the Sports Pavilion to face the Gophers on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
The match with Wisconsin marks the 19th meeting between the two schools as Nebraska has a 16-1-1 advantage in the all-time series. The Huskers edged the Badgers 3-2 when the two teams met earlier this season on Oct. 5 in Lincoln.
NU's match with Minnesota will be the 36th meeting between the two schools. Nebraska has a 30-5 lead in the all-time series as the Huskers swept the Gophers 3-0 in Lincoln on Oct. 4.
The No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team (10-2, 3-0) swept the No. 8 Minnesota Gophers (14-2, 2-1) in three sets (25-22, 25-19, 25-19) in front of 8,223 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night.
Kelsey Robinson led Nebraska on the night with 21 kills on 40 swings for a .450 hitting percentage. Kadie Rolfzen tallied a double-double with 11 kills and a match-high 12 digs. Mary Pollmiller handed out 39 assists, while Meghan Haggerty recorded seven kills and six blocks on the night. Nebraska hit .385 for the match and out-blocked the Gophers 9.5-2.5. The Huskers also out-dug Minnesota 39-36.
Nebraska took down the No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers 3-2 (25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 30-32, 15-6) in front of 8,277 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night.
Robinson produced a dominating performance to lead the Huskers, recording a career-high 29 kills on 56 swings for a .393 hitting clip. She also recorded a team-high 22 digs for her eighth double-double of the season. Haggerty notched a season-high 13 kills on 23 swings for a hitting percentage of .391. Amber Rolfzen guided the Huskers at the net with eight blocks, including seven block assists. Pollmiller dished out 54 assists on the night. Nebraska hit .236 in the match, while Wisconsin hit at a clip of. 195. The Huskers boasted a season-high 17.5 team blocks, while the Badgers had 13. NU out-dug Wisconsin 84-76.
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