Still no five-set matches for Nebraska in its run through Big Ten competition, with Saturday's victory a sweep against Illinois.
During Big Ten play, Madi Kubik is averaging 4.39 kills per set with a .270 hitting percentage. We've seen this kind of hot play from her before.
The Huskers had plenty of strong matches to go around, including Madi Kubik, who continues her red-hot start to the Big Ten season.
NU finished with 10 serves, which made life tough on the Scarlet Knights' offense as the Huskers remained unbeaten in the league.
It was Nebraska’s first match against a ranked Big Ten team, and the Huskers were up to the challenge. So much for that losing streak.
“I’m just here to make sure that this program gets back on track before I leave,” she said, citing NU's two-year absence in the Final Four.
Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook hopes the Athletic Department will soon build a permanent tribute for Jordan Larson, which would be a first for a Husker volleyball player.
The Huskers remain a perfect 4-0 in conference, rolling past the Spartans Sunday at the Devaney Sports Center. Journal Star photos by Eakin Howard
John Cook didn't think he had a national title contender. His 2000 Huskers — Cook's first group as NU's head coach — proved him wrong.
Nebraska volleyball fans got double the fun Friday with the return of Stivrins and a Jordan Larson. The fun never stopped either.
The Omaha Skutt grad and recently named starter is still adjusting to the college game. "The blockers are so much better now," she says.
The NU commits: setter Bergen Reilly, outside hitter Harper Murray, right-side hitter Caroline Jurevicius and middle blocker Bekka Allick.
Coach John Cook doesn’t know yet when Stivrins will play her first match, but he doesn't expect her to be limited when she does.
The NU coach when asked why Lexi Sun isn't starting: "She hasn’t been one of the best two outside hitters in practice.”
Hitting the ball off the hands of a blocker is a skill the Huskers have worked on, one Madi Kubik utilized this week.
From a group of five hitters Cook chose three: junior Madi Kubik and freshmen Ally Batenhorst and Lindsay Krause.
Familiar — and talented — players return to Big Ten volleyball courts this season due to extra COVID year, upping the overall level of play.
Cook on Monday: “I don’t want anybody worried about looking over their shoulder, or (thinking), 'I’m I playing or starting this match?'”
It was already milestone week for coach Dani Busboom Kelly and the Louisville volleyball team. Now, add a win over the Huskers to the list.
Nebraska hadn't lost consecutive matches since 2018 — and a two-game losing streak is causing a bit of a stir around here.
Next Saturday will be a big day for Huskers fans: volleyball at 2 p.m.; football at 6 p.m.
Nebraska coach John Cook made his boldest lineup decision yet this season, going with freshmen at the two starting outside hitters spots.
The Huskers have two ranked foes on the schedule this week: No. 16 Stanford (4-2) on Tuesday and No. 5 Louisville (8-0) on Saturday.
“We gave it away,” Cook said of the Huskers, who won the first two sets before Utah slipped back into the match.