Sept. 30, 2007
LINCOLN, Neb. -
Nebraska had a team hitting percentage of .500 and placed three players in double-figure kills as the top-ranked Cornhuskers swept Baylor 3-0 (30-15, 30-12, 30-13) on Saturday night at the Nebraska Coliseum.
Reigning national player of the year Sarah Pavan led the way for Nebraska (12-0, 5-0 Big 12) with 13 kills and a .476 hitting percentage. Christina Houghtelling and Kori Cooper each added 12 kills for the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska tallied a .500 hitting percentage (57-10-94) and had six players that hit .462 or better, led by Tracy Stalls who hit at a .571 clip.
Baylor (8-8, 1-5 Big 12) was led by Katie Sanders (Katy, Texas) with 10 kills, while Ashlie Christenson (Cleburne, Texas) added four kills for the Bears.
The Bears failed to record a service ace, and committed nine receiving errors and five service errors. Baylor also struggled on defense, tallying only 23 digs and three total blocks.
Anna Breyfogle (Buda, Texas), the reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, had two of the blocks, including one solo block to lead the Bears.
Baylor's offense started out slow, recording just 11 kills in the first game, and bogged down in games two and three as Nebraska pulled away. The Bears tallied just five kills in the second game and six kills in game three.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday as the Bears play host to Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. The game will be broadcast live on the internet starting at 6:20 p.m.