Nebraska Gets By Stony Brook On Serves, WSU Powers Through FSU In Four

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 02nd, 2017 | ACC, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, Pac 12

Match Results

  • #5 Nebraska def. Stony Brook 3-0, (25-10, 25-14, 25-12)
  • Nebraska improves to 27-4, Stony Brook ends season at 18-13
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Attendance: 8,213
  • Match Stats

The fifth-seeded Nebraska Huskers cruised to a three-set sweep over Stony Brook to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The win moves Nebraska to their 14th straight win and 29th at home.

Serving was the key for the Huskers as they put down nine aces, one shy of their season best and were not aced by the Seawolves in the match. The Huskers took charge from the beginning, not having any troubles finding their groove against the Seawolves in any of the three sets. Nebraska hit .402 in the match while holding their opponents to .111.

The Huskers led in every statistical category in the match – kills (46-22), assists (43-21), aces (9-0), digs (49-37) and blocks (9-2).

Annika Albrecht led the Husker to the sweep with 14 kills on 28 swings with no errors for a .500 hitting clip, while Mikaela Foecke added in another nine kills on 15 swings with no errors to end the night with a .600 hitting performance. Lauren Stivrins made a strong NCAA debut with eight kills and six blocks while Allie Havers took the court with two kills on three swings.

Kelly Hunter produced a double-double with 34 assists and 10 digs while Sydney Townsend picked up 10 digs.

For the Seawolves, McKyla Brooks and Maria Poole put down five kills apiece while Kiani Kerstetter picked up a match-best 11 digs.

Match Results

  • Washington State def. Florida State 3-1, (34-32, 25-14, 23-25, 25-13)
  • Washington State improves to 18-15, Florida State ends their season 18-11
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Match Stats

It was a tough start for the Washington State Cougars as they downed Florida State in four sets to move onto the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The first set of the match was a wild start for both squads as the Cougars held on to take the 1-0 match lead 34-32 over the Seminoles. The first set featured 20 ties and seven lead changes. The Cougars held onto their momentum to take the second set easily 15-14 but faltered in the third with a 23-25 loss. They rallied back in the final set to end things 15-13.

The Cougars outplayed the Seminoles in every category – kills (70-52), hitting percentage (.272-.133), assists (62-48), aces (2-1), digs (83-77) and blocks (16-7).

Taylor Mims was the star of the match for Washington State as she put down 28 kills and 22 digs for a double-double along with 6 blocks on the night. Claire Martin posted 10 kills and eight blocks while Ashley Brown dished out 57 assists and nine digs. In the backcourt, Alexis Dirige picked up 25 digs.

For Florida State, Taryn Knuth put down 16 kills on a .424 hitting clip while Natasha Calkins added 11 kills. In the back row, Cecilie Woie picked up a match-best 31 digs while Bozena Culo and Annie Tietjens added another 12 and 11, respectively.


Nebraska and Washington State will square off on Saturday night at 7 PM at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln, Nebraska to move onto the Sweet Sixteen.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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