LINCOLN, Neb. – University of Iowa volleyball fell to No. 4 Nebraska, 3-0, Friday night in the Devaney Center.
SET 1 (Neb., 25-16): Iowa opened the set with a kill from junior Delaney McSweeney. Nebraska then went on to score five-straight points to take the early lead. The Hawkeyes took a timeout down, 9-3. Iowa was able to get a few points here and there, but the Cornhuskers maintained control. The Hawkeyes were able to put together a 3-1 scoring run to cut the Nebraska lead to 20-13. After a couple of Nebraska points, Iowa was able to record three-straight points, including an ace from senior Mari Hinkle to cut the deficit to six. The Cornhuskers were able to secure the set victory after a 3-0 run.
SET 2 (Neb., 25-17): The Hawkeyes were able to go up 2-0 after an ace off the hand of sophomore Michelle Urquhart. Nebraska had a strong response to take a 6-3 lead. The two teams were having some long rallies, but the Cornhuskers were able to get the points. Iowa was able to capitalize on a few Nebraska errors to get within two, 10-8. After a media timeout, the Hawkeyes were able to get back-to-back kills from senior Edina Schmidt and McSweeney to get the score to 15-12, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers were able to extend their lead to six, as Iowa took a timeout. The Hawkeyes were not going down without a fight, as they opened a 5-1 scoring run to get the set to 23-17. Nebraska was able to secure the set victory with a kill.
SET 3 (Neb., 25-7): Nebraska opened the third set strong, jumping out to a 10-2 lead. Iowa took a timeout, down eight. A kill from senior Amiya Jones cut the Iowa deficit to six, down 12-6. The Cornhuskers extended their lead after a 4-0 run as the Hawkeyes took their final timeout of the set. Nebraska closed out the match in commanding fashion going on an 8-0 run to secure the win.
The Hawkeyes return home to Xtream Arena on Sunday, Nov. 13 to face Rutgers. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT and will be live streamed on B1G+ (subscription required). After the match, the Hawkeyes will be honoring their senior class with a short ceremony.