Nov. 9, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -
Indiana Volleyball (11-16, 3-12) fell to No. 9 Nebraska (19-5, 11-4) in four sets (25-11, 18-25, 25-13, 25-22). Indiana got double-doubles from Jordan Haverly and Whitney Granado in the match.
Haverly had 11 kills and 10 digs for her 13th double-double of the year. Granado had 36 assists and 11 digs to go with five blocks, tallying her fourth double-double of the year. IU got 11 kills from Kelci Marschall. Caitlin Hansen led the Hoosiers with 15 digs. The match went through three sets without a tie or lead change, but the fourth set provided plenty of dramatics with eight ties and four lead changes.
The first set was all Nebraska, as the Huskers led wire to wire and won 25-11. IU had just six kills, with Haverly and Marschall each adding two.
The Hoosiers set the tone early and never trailed in the second set. Haverly had five kills and Samantha Thrower had four in the frame. IU also got four digs and 12 assists in the set from Granado, while Hansen had seven digs. IU had three blocks in the set, with Morgan Leach blocking two.
The script was flipped again in the third, as Nebraska scored first and never trailed en route to a 25-13 win. The Hoosiers got two blocks each from Granado and Leach.
The fourth set was tight from the beginning, and the Hoosiers led late, up 21-20. Nebraska took the lead 22-21 and never let go of it, taking the match 25-22. Marschall added six kills in the final set, and Hansen had five digs.
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