Volleyball Falls 3-0 To No. 6 Nebraska
Nov. 23, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to No. 6 Nebraska this evening, 25-22, 25-21, 25-11. The loss puts the Hoosiers at 9-20 on the season and 1-17 in conference matches. Nebraska moves to 22-5 and 15-3 in the Big Ten.
Awele Nwaeze tallied nine kills at a .263 clip and posted three blocks, while Jordan Haverly added nine kills with five digs and an ace. Amelia Anderson terminated eight in the contest and recorded a pair of block assists, while Morgan Leach earned six kills with a block on the night. Taylor Lebo led IU with her 11 digs in the contest and Megan Tallman paced the Hoosiers with 17 assists.
The first set of the night featured a seesaw battle between the two squads with 13 tied scores and four lead changes. A late kill from Jade Henderson tied the score at 20-20, but the Huskers went on to post three answered points to settle into a 24-20 lead. The Hoosiers battled back to 24-22, however Nebraska would put set one away with a kill to take it 25-22. Nwaeze was perfect on four swings, earning four kills in set one. Lebo added four digs in the frame.
Much like the first, Indiana and Nebraska fought to the final point in the second set. IU stormed out to its largest lead at 11-6 prompting a quick Huskers timeout. Nebraska answered with several small runs of their own to tie it at 19-all. From there, the Hoosiers exchanged points with Nebraska, but the Huskers came out on top, 25-21. Haverly and Leach led the way in the second frame with four kills each, and Lebo led Indiana with five digs.
In set three, Indiana suffered a 25-11 setback to fall in straight sets to the Huskers. Anderson’s three kills led the Hoosiers in set three, while Haverly added a pair of terminations.
Indiana will remain in Bloomington in its final week of action in the 2013 regular season. The Hoosiers will host Purdue on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. IU will celebrate Senior Day that evening and honor its senior class prior to the match.
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