Nebraska Wesleyan beat rival Doane College, 3-1, snapping a 20-game losing streak against Doane. It was the first time the Prairie Wolves have defeated the 14th-ranked Tigers in volleyball since 2001. Nebraska Wesleyan won by scores of 29-27, 25-20, 22-25, 26-24. In the first set, NWU built up a 9-3 lead early in the set but Doane rallied back and took a 11-10 lead. They built the lead up to four points and Doane eventually had two set points in the first set. A kill by Cody Long and a kill by Cicely Batie pulled NWU within 25-24. The Prairie Wolves had two set points of their own and eventually won 29-27 on two straight kills by Karny Kuehl.
NWU jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second set and never trailed as they went on to earn a 25-20 win in the second set.
Doane showed why they are nationally-ranked as they took control in the third set with a 8-3 lead. NWU rallied back and tied the match at 13-13. It went back and forth and NWU actually led 20-18. Doane then scored seven of the next nine points to win 25-22 and set the match to the forth set.
The Prairie Wolves once again jumped ahead early leading 6-2. They led 20-15 on a kill by Hannah Softley then had their first set point at 24-19. Doane scored five straight points to tie it at 24-24. A kill by Karny Kuehl put NWU up by one, then the match came to a dramatic end with a service ace by Emma Hybl.
Story courtesy of NWU athletics.