Huskers VB Topples Creighton 3-2

Huskers VB Topples Creighton 3-2
World-Herald News Service

The No. 7 Nebraska volleyball team rallied from an 0-2 hole to topple No. 14 Creighton, 3-2 (22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10), Thursday night in front of a crowd of 14,022 at CHI Health Center Omaha. It was an NCAA record for a women’s volleyball regular-season match.

Mikaela Foecke had a career-high 25 kills on .351 hitting with 13 digs, five blocks and four service aces to ignite the Huskers (5-1) after a tough start to the match. Freshman Capri Davis had a career-high 18 kills, and Jazz Sweet added 12 kills on .323 hitting for the Big Red. Taryn Kloth had a career-high 26 kills to lead CU, one more than her previous best 12 days earlier in a five-set match at No. 10 USC. Jaali Winters provided a double-double with 18 kills and 18 digs, while Madelyn Cole dished 50 assists. Also making an impact were sophomore Alexa Roumeliotis, who had a career-high 16 digs, and freshman Jaela Zimmerman, who added a season-best 10 kills.

The Huskers are back at home on Sunday to face Iowa State at 1 p.m. NU will retire Sarah Pavan’s jersey after the match. Creighton hosts Iowa State on Friday at 6 p.m. at D.J. Sokol Arena to open play in the Bluejay Invitational.

In other women’s NU sports:

The Nebraska women’s basketball team will be featured early and often during Big Ten play this season, with 10 games to be televised as part of the overall conference package announced by the Big Ten Network on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Nebraska’s 10 nationally televised conference games are the most for the Huskers since BTN, CBS and ESPN2 joined forces to televise 12 of the Big Red’s Big Ten contests during the 2014-15 season.