Husker volleyball in Western Nebraska for spring game

Published: Apr. 20, 2019 at 10:12 PM CDT
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The Husker volleyball team traveled to the Graff Events Center at McCook Community College to play their spring game against Colorado State.

The Huskers took the first two sets, 25-13, 25-17, and dropped the third set to the Rams, 25-23, the Huskers then finished off the match with a 25-12 win in the fourth set.

Junior Jazz Sweet had 17 kills for the Huskers, followed by freshman Madi Kubik, who had 15 kills and four aces in her first game for Big Red.

Lauren Stivrins added eight kills and four blocks, and Lexi Sun had eight kills in just two sets. Nicklin Hames had four aces and 43 assists.

"There's some things we've been working on the last four weeks, we're trying to get better at, and as I told them, try to see that in the match, and we did for about half the opportunities we had we did it well, and the other half we have to do it better," said head coach John Cook on the team's performance in the game.

When asked what the focus of the game was, Sweet said, "Definitely on fundamentals, and just on bonding ourselves, since this is a fairly new team and we have some new additions, and also just making sure we can play clean Nebraska volleyball."

Many Huskers players had never been out to Western Nebraska, so this trip was a new experience for them, but they appreciated the support the fans showed. Sweet said there were fans to greet the team at their hotel, as well as fans to greet their bus at Graff on Saturday.

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