Huskers Roll TSU In NCAA Tourney Opener

Photo Courtesy: NU Communications

Playing its first match in nearly three weeks, the Nebraska volleyball team showed little sign of rust in a dominant sweep of Texas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday afternoon in Omaha.

The fifth-seeded Huskers trailed in only one rally during the 25-18, 25-17, 25-20 victory.

Madi Kubik paced the Huskers with a match-high 13 kills on a season-best .407 hitting percentage. Lauren Stivrins, who played only the first two sets, had 10 kills on .571 hitting. It was revealed during postgame interviews that Stivrins has been battling injuries and has been limited in her playing time.

Nebraska will take on 12th-seeded Baylor on Sunday in an NCAA Regional Semifinal. First serve is at 12:30 pm on ESPNU.