Huskers get ready for Hawkeyes

The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team hits the road this week for a mid-week match against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Nebraska leads the all-time series with the Hawkeyes, 14-0. The Huskers posted a 2-0 record against Iowa in 2011, sweeping the Hawkeyes in Lincoln and in Iowa City.

The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team (15-2, 7-1) posted a 3-1 (18-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-16) win over the No. 10 Minnesota Gophers in front of 4,163 fans at the NU Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Gina Mancuso led the Husker offense on the day with 14 kills and a .343 hitting percentage, along with two aces and nine digs. She has at least 10 kills in all of the Huskers' matches against ranked teams this year. Hannah Werth had 11 kills, nine digs and five blocks, while Hayley Thramer notched 10 kills, a .421 hitting percentage and seven blocks. Lauren Cook recorded a career-high eight kills, while also recording 44 assists, 11 digs and two blocks for NU. Lara Dykstra notched a team-high 13 digs.

Behind a season-high seven team aces, the No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team swept the Wisconsin Badgers 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20) Friday night in front of 4,112 fans at the NU Coliseum.

Iowa is 10-11 on the season and has a 2-6 Big Ten record. The Hawkeyes are coming off a weekend where they lost 3-1 to Minnesota and lost 3-2 to Wisconsin.

Alex Lovell leads the Hawkeyes on the year with 277 total kills and 3.34 kills per set. Rachael Bedell has 227 total kills and an average of 2.91 kills per set. Nikki Dailey has 808 total assists on the year and is averaging 9.73 assists per set.

Bethany Yeager has guided Iowa defensively with 399 total digs on the year and an average of 4.81 digs per set. Alessandra Dietz leads all Hawkeye blockers with a total of 61 blocks.

Sharon Dingman is in his fifth year at the helm of the Hawkeyes.

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