The No. 7 Nebraska volleyball team swept Iowa State, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, in front of a crowd of 8,108 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. The Husker volleyball program also retired the jersey of Sarah Pavan, one of the most decorated student-athletes in NCAA history, after the match. A four-time AVCA All-American and a two-time Academic All-American of the Year, Pavan became the ninth Husker in school history to have her jersey retired.
Behind 11 kills on .500 hitting from Jazz Sweet, the Huskers improved their record to 6-1 with their sixth straight win. Mikaela Foecke had nine kills and seven digs, and Lauren Stivrins and Capri Davis each put down eight kills. Nebraska out-hit Iowa State, .257 to .137. The Huskers had 39 kills and held the Cyclones to 31.
Nicklin Hames had a double-double for the fourth straight match with 29 assists and 13 digs. Kenzie Maloney had a team-high 14 digs and a pair of aces. Callie Schwarzenbach tacked on three kills and three blocks, while senior setter Brooke Smith made her season debut after gaining clearance from the NCAA, recording one assist.
Jess Schaben had nine kills for Iowa State (6-4), which entered the week one spot outside the top 25 in the AVCA Coaches Poll.