Behind a season-high 16 team blocks, the No. 6 Nebraska volleyball team (11-2, 3-1) beat the Michigan Wolverines 3-1 (21-25, 25-13, 25-17, 25-21) in front of 4,084 fans at the NU Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Two Huskers notched double-doubles on the day, as Lauren Cook paced the Husker offense with 48 assists and tallied 16 digs. Gina Mancuso posted 12 kills and also notched 16 digs. Morgan Broekhuis led Nebraska offensively with 16 kills on 38 swings for a .395 hitting percentage. Hayley Thramer notched 12 kills on 20 swings for a .450 hitting percentage. Hannah Werth also recorded 16 digs for NU, while Lara Dykstra had 15.
Broekhuis led the Nebraska block with a season-high eight total blocks. Thramer notched seven blocks, while Mancuso had four. Nebraska’s 16 team blocks were the most since the team totaled 18 against Michigan on Nov. 4, 2011. Nebraska hit .291 in the match, while Michigan was held to a .162 hitting percentage. The Wolverines notched 12 team blocks, but were out-dug 72-65 by the Huskers.
AUDIO John Cook press conference (5:00)