5th-ranked Nebraska put a stop to 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect season with a win in 4 sets on Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. The Huskers, who have won 6-straight against the Fighting Illini, are now on a 12-match win streak.
Stivrins is just the 6th player in Big Ten history to pull off a perfect hitting day (with at least 10 swings).
All four ranked teams came out on top via sweep as No. 4 Illinois remained undefeated at 14-0, No. 5 Nebraska won its 12th straight, No. 12 Penn State recorded its first Big Ten win of the year and Michigan stayed perfect at home (9-0).
Nebraska extended its win streak to nine matches with a crushing sweep of Missouri State on Saturday night to go 3-0 and claim the Husker Invite title.
Sweep was the word of the day at the Husker Invite on Friday with Missouri State winning twice in straight sets and Nebraska posting victories in three and four sets.
Smith recorded an assist in the sweep over Iowa State.
Texas transfer Lexi Sun seems to be progressing toward her debut with Nebraska in 2018.
Mikaela Foecke was dominant on the pin as the Huskers extended their winning streak to four despite still no Lexi Sun.
The Huskers secured dominant back-to-back sweeps against Ohio and Wake Forest in Ameritas Players Club Challenge action inside the Devaney Center on Friday, while Santa Clara also posted two victories.
Florida upended Nebraska on night one but there were plenty of takeaways from the first day of action.