It wasn’t a typical Nebraska volleyball victory, but in the end a win is a win. KU played the No. 2 Huskers tough after dropping the first two sets to force a fourth, but NU comes out with the 3-1 win in front of their 110th sellout crowd.
25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15 was the scores. In addition to the win, All-American Jordan Larson broke the Huskers’ 18-year-old career ace record. The outside hitter, who was tied with former Husker Val Novak atop the school’s all-time ace chart, had three Wednesday to up her total at NU to 164.
The Huskers got off to a fast start then ran into trouble after the intermission. Despite a big rally by the Huskers, they came up short in the third set before finishing off the Jayhawks for their 77th consecutive win at home. Larson had 12 kills and 11 digs, while Tara Mueller hit .300 and finished with 12 kills.
After the Huskers opened their season by overwhelming five Top 25 teams, Cook knew it would be a challenge for his squad to maintain its intensity now that NU will play a long string of matches against unranked clubs.
The Huskers’ next two matches both will be on the road, Saturday at Iowa State and Oct. 1st at Texas Tech.