After playing the first six matches of 2010 away from Lincoln, the 7th ranked Husker volleyball squad will put their Coliseum win streak on the line this weekend for three tough matches apart of the Players Challenge.
On Thursday, NU will play #20 Dayton. On Friday, the Huskers take on Western Michigan before wrapping up on Saturday against #3 Illinois. Thursday and Friday’s games will be played at the NU Coliseum before moving Saturday’s matches to the Devaney Center. Hmm, I wonder if that is hopefully keep the Huskers’ winning match streak alive at the Coliseum?
Scouting the Flyers
Dayton (5-1) enters the weekend ranked No. 20 in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. Senior Lindsay Fletemier leads the A-10 Conference with 1.73 blocks per set. The Flyers have four players who average 2.00 or more kills per set.
Scouting the Broncos
Western Michigan is 6-1 on the year and is a perfect 4-0 in neutral site matches, with wins over Arizona State (3-1), Pittsburgh (3-0), Wright State (3-0) and DePaul (3-0). Freshman Lena Oliver leads the Mid-American Conference in digs with 5.52 per set.
Scouting the Fighting Illini
No. 3 Illinois is a perfect 5-0 in 2010 and recently swept No. 2 Texas on the road on Sept. 3. Laura DeBruler leads the Illini and ranks second in the Big Ten with 4.38 kills per set. Colleen Ward enters the weekend with 14 service aces in 2010.