The 6th ranked Nebraska volleyball team used a dominating offensive performance to sweep away the 24th ranked Michigan State Spartans 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22). Four Huskers hit better than .400 in the match. Gina Mancuso recorded 12 kills and a .400 hitting percentage, while Hayley Thramer hit .400 while addeing four blocks. Hannah Werth had nine kills on 15 swings (.467) and Meghan Haggerty posted eight kills on 10 swings (.700).
Lauren Cook had 39 assists and led Nebraska defensively with 11 digs. Nebraska posted a .391 team hitting percentage and out-blocked the Spartans 7-3. NU also out-dug MSU 33-31.
Mancuso and Werth led the Husker offense in the first set as both had four kills. Cook tabbed 11 assists as the Huskers hit .591 in the set.
NU jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the second set before finishing it off at 25-16, to take a 2-0 lead. Morgan Broekhuis posted five kills for the Huskers in the second set.
Michigan State took a 12-6 lead on a service ace in the third, but NU quickly closed to 13-11 before Werth put NU within one at 16-15. A hitting error by Michigan State put NU up 20-18, but the Spartans came back to tie the set at 20-20. A block by Werth and Thramer gave Nebraska a 24-21 lead, while a kill from Broekhuis sealed the 25-22 third-set win and gave Nebraska the sweep.
Nebraska will return to the NU Coliseum on Sunday to take on the Michigan Wolverines at 2 p.m.