Published Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm / Updated at 11:02 pm
Huskers close spring with loss to Shockers

WICHITA, Kan. — Nebraska ended its spring volleyball season with its second straight loss, a 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21 setback at Wichita State on Saturday.

The teams played an extra fifth set, with Nebraska pulling out a 15-12 win.

The loss, in front 2,324 fans at Koch Arena, came eight days after Nebraska fell in five sets to Creighton at the NU Coliseum.

Against the Shockers, Kelsey Fien notched 14 kills to lead the Huskers. Amber Rolfzen added 10 kills while Meghan Haggerty chipped in nine. Alexa Strange had 45 of NU’s 54 set assists. Nebraska hit .154 for the match while the Shockers hit .182.

The Huskers’ Kelsey Robinson had 28 digs, and Hayley Thramer recorded seven blocks. Wichita State outdug NU 76-74, while the Huskers had a 16-12 block advantage.

The Shockers’ Katie Reilly equaled Fien’s match-high 14 kills. Elizabeth Field and Ashley Andrade each added 11 kills, with Andrade also providing seven blocks.

Nebraska played four spring exhibition matches, winning its first two against South Dakota and Iowa State before falling to the Jays and the Shockers.



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