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).
Maryland’s Allegra Rivas, Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, and Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Nicklin Hames earned the weekly honors from the Big Ten for Week 5 action.
Ohio State earned the upset in 4 sets over 4th-ranked Penn State, while 8th-ranked Illinois fended off a feisty Indiana volleyball program in 5 sets to remain undefeated on the season. 5th-ranked Nebraska and 19th-ranked Michigan downed Michigan State and Iowa, 3-1, respectively to round out Big Ten opening week.
5th-ranked Nebraska put a stop to 19th-ranked Michigan’s perfect season Friday night, downing the Wolverines in 4 sets in Big Ten-opening action. The Huskers posted a .314 attack percentage and a dominant 14 blocks to earn the victory.
Smith recorded an assist in the sweep over Iowa State.
Brooke Smith played in her first official match for Nebraska since 2016 on Sunday, but Lexi Sun is still out for the Huskers.
Nebraska kept its perfect series record against Creighton alive with a five-set comeback in Omaha on Thursday in front of an NCAA regular season record crowd of 14,022.
The Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge brings you two Top 10 showdowns this weekend in Stanford, Calif. No. 2 Stanford will host No. 9 Penn State on Friday and No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday.
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.