Head coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth’s 200th victory at Creighton came in a five-set thriller vs. Xavier to move into first place in the BIG EAST Volleyball standings for the first time. The No. 8 Nebraska volleyball team (13-3, 6-1) swept the Indiana Hoosiers 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-16) on Friday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. With the victory, Nebraska head coach John Cook earned his 400th win at Nebraska.
For the Huskers, Kadie Rolfzen and Kelsey Robinson led the way for the Huskers, each recording 11 kills. Rolfzen posted a hitting percentage of .364, while Robinson hit at a clip of .333. Cecilia Hall tallied a career-high-tying eight kills on 15 swings for a hitting percentage of .467. She also led Nebraska at the net with five blocks. Mary Pollmiller handed out 34 assists and Justine Wong-Orantes notched 15 digs.
Nebraska hit .360 for the match and held Indiana to a .072 hitting clip. The Huskers out-blocked the Hoosiers 9-5 and both teams tallied 41 team digs.
Creighton (13-4, 4-1 BIG EAST) jumped into first place of the league standings, one-half game ahead of idle Marquette (11-5, 3-1 BIG EAST). The Bluejays were led by14 kills each from Kelli Browning and Leah McNary, with Browning hitting a match-high .458 in 24 swings. Kate Elman led CU’s defense with 20 digs, while Lauren Smith had three of her match-best seven blocks in the fifth frame. Creighton finished with 52 kills, 78 digs and 14 blocks while hitting .135.