The Creighton Volleyball team went into Lincoln and won the first set before No. 9 Nebraska rallied for the final three sets to take a 3-1 victory over the visiting Bluejays before a sold-out crowd of 8,060 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Scores were 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.
Nebraska won its sixth straight match, improving to 6-2, while Creighton had a three-match win streak end and fell to 6-4. All four Bluejay losses are against teams in the AVCA Top 25 poll.
Kadie Rolfzen led the Huskers with a season-high 16 kills and added 10 digs and five blocks. Alicia Ostrander provided a big spark off the bench, coming on in the middle of the third set and finishing with seven kills and two blocks. She hit a career-best .353.
Kelli Browning led Creighton with 17 kills and seven blocks on .400 hitting, while Maggie Baumert dished 39 assists and added nine digs and six blocks. Katie Neisler led CU’s defense with 13 digs, while Kate Elman added 10. Creighton had 14.5 blocks overall, but were done in by just two aces against 12 service errors.
Both teams had 50 kills and 31 attack errors.
Nebraska finishes non-conference play by hosting No. 2 Texas on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports center.
Creighton returns to action this weekend when it hosts the Creighton Classic. The action gets underway on Friday when Colorado faces South Dakota at 4:30 pm, followed by Creighton’s match vs. No. 16 Illinois at 7 pm.