Huskers VB Rebounds from First Game Loss

Huskers VB Rebounds from First Game Loss
Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins, left, and Capri Davis rise for the block against Florida’s Holly Carlton. “This is going to be a process we’re going to have to go through,” NU coach John Cook said of Friday’s loss to the Gators. (World-Herald News Service)

The second-ranked Nebraska volleyball team rebounded from its season-opening loss to No. 7 Florida with a 25-21, 25-21, 26-24 sweep of No. 18 Oregon at the VERT Challenge in front of a crowd of 8,135 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night.

Mikaela Foecke had 15 kills and hit .375 on an error-free night to lead the Huskers. Foecke had a double-double with 11 digs and was an all-tournament team selection. The Huskers rallied from deficits of 6-1 and 20-17 in the first set to win 25-21 and pulled away midway through set two for a second straight 25-21 win. After a strong start in set three, the Huskers still found themselves down 21-18 late but came up clutch to tie the set at 22-22 and eventually win 26-24.

The Huskers host the Ameritas Players Challenge next Friday and Saturday. Nebraska will play Ohio at Noon and Wake Forest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and Santa Clara at 2 p.m. on Saturday.