Hoosiers Fall At No. 8 Nebraska, 3-0
Oct. 18, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Indiana volleyball team (8-10) dropped its B1G road match to No. 8-ranked Nebraska (13-3) 3-0 this evening at the Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers prevailed (25-15, 25-16, 25-16). Junior Morgan Leach paced the Hoosiers attack with 10 kills and hit at a .500 clip in the match, while Jordan Haverly contributed with seven kills and 12 digs for Indiana.
The Hoosiers nearly matched the Huskers in kills in set one, 10-9, but 11 errors attributed to a 25-15 setback in the opening set. Haverly led Indiana with three kills, while Amelia Anderson and Leach contributed with a pair each in set one.
Set two showcased an early back-and-forth battle between the two squads, featuring a score with three lead changes and became deadlocked at four different times in the early going. The Huskers struck first to open set two with a kill, but a Nebraska service error would give Indiana the serve at 1-1. Another Nebraska kill gave the home squad the lead, but back-to-back points for Indiana would put the Hoosiers ahead, 3-2. That seesaw pace would continue up until the 11-9 mark where consecutive kills from Leach eventually knotted the score at 11-11, but Nebraska would reclaim a lead it would never relinquish to put the Hoosiers back, 2-0. Leach led the way in set two with four kills, while Haverly added two for the Hoosiers.
After surrendering four straight points to start set three, Indiana chipped away at its deficit and eventually pulled within two at 7-5. Nebraska registered successive kills prompting an IU timeout with the score locked at 10-5. Out of the break, Haverly came through with a pair of kills to get Indiana within four at 11-7 and another run of back-to-back terminations kept IU within striking distance, but Nebraska answered with three straight points to pull ahead. The Huskers would hang on to its lead until the end to take the match 3-0.
Indiana will continue play this weekend when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa tomorrow, Oct. 19 for an 8 p.m. ET match with the Hawkeyes.
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