No. 1 Nebraska Knocks Off Kansas In Three

September 26, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Despite a combined 15 kills from freshman Jenna Kaiser and junior Natalie Uhart, top-ranked Nebraska scored a three-game sweep of Kansas Wednesday evening in a Big 12 volleyball match at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Huskers claimed all three games by scores of 30-18, 30-24 and 30-18.

Nebraska improved to 11-0 and 4-0 in conference play, while the Jayhawks fell to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12.

Kaiser led the Jayhawks with eight kills and a pair of digs, Uhart added seven kills, two digs and a service ace, while senior Emily Brown chipped in six kills, 16 assists and seven digs. Sophomore Kaitie Martincich led the Jayhawks with 11 digs and added 12 assists.

Nebraska took the first game, 30-18 on the strength of a 9-2 run. Senior Emily Brown and Natalie Uhart combined for six kills in the game. KU held tough in the early stages of the game, closing a 10-5 deficit to come within two.

After taking an early 4-0 lead in game two on a strong pair of Jenna Kaiser kills, the Jayhawks were overtaken by a Nebraska surge midway through. Kansas held a 16-14 lead before the Huskers rattled off four of the next five points. KU came within one on a Caitlin Mahoney block at 23-24, however that was as close as it would get.

The Huskers scored nine of the final 10 points to take the second game 30-24.

Nebraska used a 10-1 run in the middle stages of the third game to score a 30-18 triumph. KU scored on back-to-back points at game-point, but could not close the gap any farther.

The Jayhawks will travel to Iowa State next Wednesday to battle the Cyclones in a 6:30 p.m. match.


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