While the Husker football team was pulling off the improbably victory Saturday night in Lincoln, the Nebraska volleyball team was overcoming some adversity of their own in Bloomington:
The only way to hold this #Huskers team down might be to lock them in the locker room. Literally, they got locked in between sets 2 & 3.— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) November 8, 2015
Despite that, the ladies pulled off the sweep over Indiana on the road 25-20, 25-18, 25-20.
Neither set one or two was too stressful on Husker fans, as the Huskers started strong in both sets, 12-4 in the first, 6-1 in the second. However, Indiana kept it tight for the early part of the third, keeping it tied all the way to 10-10.
For the night, Nebraska outhit the Hoosiers .366-.167 with Amber Rolfzen hitting an otherworldly .750 on the night with 10 kills on 12 attempts. Kadie Rolfzen was the only other Husker hitter with double-digit kills for the night with 12 kills to hit .346.
Nebraska had 31 digs, led by Justine Wong-Orantes' 15, to 29 for Indiana. The Huskers had five aces and six serving errors, while the Hoosiers had none of either.
The Husker blocking was below where we've become accustomed to seeing it this season, with the team recording seven block. Amber Rolfzen was part of six of those blocks, which matched Indiana's total for the night.
The Huskers are in the middle of a four-game run of road matches, with two more coming this week. The Huskers play Wednesday at Michigan State, and Saturday at Maryland. Both matches will be carried by BTNPlus.