Nebraska Crushes Missouri State for Ninth-Straight Win

  0 Wendy Mayer | September 15th, 2018 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, News

Husker Invite

  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sept. 14-15, 2018

Nebraska extended its win streak to nine matches with a crushing sweep of Missouri State on Saturday night. New Mexico grabbed its first win of the tournament in a five-setter against Central Michigan earlier in the day.


Final Standings

  • Nebraska 3-0
  • Missouri State 2-1
  • New Mexico 1-2
  • Central Michigan 0-3

New Mexico def. Central Michigan 3-2 (25-21, 17-25, 25-12, 17-25, 15-7)


  • Thirty-seven errors plagued Central Michigan in the loss and despite outdoing New Mexico in kills (52-44), the team hit just .097.
  • The Lobos boasted a slight edge in aces (7-6) and blocks (9-8), and limited their errors to 21 in the match for a .161 hitting effort.
  • Lauren Twitty paced the Lobos with a match-high 17 kills, while also adding seven digs, three blocks and an ace.
  • Mariessa Carrasco led the way at the net with 13 blocks, while Carly Beddingfield added eight putaways and eight blocks.
  • Three CMU players posted double-digit kill tallies: Lyza Myers (16), Kalina Smith (13) and Jayla Wesley (10). Myers also added six digs and a team-best three aces. Myers and Wesley put up four blocks apiece.
  • Setter Grace Butler notched a 36-assist, 10-dig double-double for the Chippewas.
  • The Lobos jumped out to a 5-1 lead in Set 5 before the Chippewas tied it up at 5. New Mexico cruised to the win after that with a final 10-2 push.

Nebraska def. Missouri State 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-4)

  • Nebraska moves to 9-1; Missouri State falls to 7-6
  • Box Score
  • Nebraska Recap / Missouri State Recap


  • The four points allowed in Set 3 is the fewest allowed by the Huskers since Aug. 30, 2013 when the team defeated Louisiana-Monroe 25-11, 25-21, 25-4.
  • Nebraska hit at a .500 clip, including an errorless .696 effort in Set 3 (16-0-23). Missouri State hit -.011 for the match, including a -.148 effort in Set 3.
  • The Huskers more than doubled the Bears’ offensive output (46-20) and outblocked them 13-2. Missouri State outserved Nebraska 4-3 in aces.
  • Mikaela Foecke and Lauren Stivrins notched 11 kills apiece, while Lexi Sun (9) and Jazz Sweet (8) followed. Stivrins hit at a team-best .714 clip (11-1-14).
  • Callie Schwarzenbach put up a team-best eight blocks, while Sweet added five.
  • Ashley Ophoven and Amelia Flynn put down six kills apiece to lead Missouri State. Ophoven hit at a .308 clip, while five other players hit .000 or in the negative percentage.
  • Nebraska opened Set 3 on an 11-1 run. Missouri State called timeout and got a kill, but the Huskers added two more 5-0 runs and finished the set with four straight points. Stivrins notched four kills while three others posted three putaways in the stanza.


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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