No. 7 Huskers Volleyball Sweeps Iowa State

No. 7 Huskers Volleyball Sweeps Iowa State
Lauren Stivrins has grown into a leadership role on and off the court. "She’s willing this team to wins," John Cook said. (BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD)

The No. 7 Nebraska volleyball team swept Iowa State, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, in front of a crowd of 8,108 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. The Husker volleyball program also retired the jersey of Sarah Pavan, one of the most decorated student-athletes in NCAA history, after the match. A four-time AVCA All-American and a two-time Academic All-American of the Year, Pavan became the ninth Husker in school history to have her jersey retired.

Behind 11 kills on .500 hitting from Jazz Sweet, the Huskers improved their record to 6-1 with their sixth straight win. Mikaela Foecke had nine kills and seven digs, and Lauren Stivrins and Capri Davis each put down eight kills. Nebraska out-hit Iowa State, .257 to .137. The Huskers had 39 kills and held the Cyclones to 31.

Nebraska hosts the Husker Invite on Friday and Saturday at the Devaney Center. NU will play Central Michigan (Noon) and New Mexico (7:30 p.m.) on Friday, and Missouri State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.