Oct. 6, 2004
LINCOLN, Neb. -
Baylor struggled to run a consistent offense as the Bears were swept by fifth-ranked Nebraska, 3-0 (30-22, 30-23, 30-13), in Big 12 volleyball action Wednesday night at Nebraska Coliseum.
Junior outside hitter Kelly Spriggs (Houston, Texas) led Baylor (8-8, 2-5 Big 12) with 10 kills, while sophomore right-side hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.) added six. Freshman libero Kristen Schramek (San Antonio, Texas) recorded a career-high 22 digs, the first 20-dig match of her career to lead five Bears in double figures.
Christina Houghtelling had a match-high 12 kills, while Sarah Paven and Jennifer Saleaumua added 10 each. Amanda McCormick led the Huskers (11-1, 6-0) with 18 digs.
Nebraska jumped out to a 12-6 lead in game one before Baylor called a timeout. The Bears came back to cut the lead to two at 16-14, but the Huskers scored three straight to go up 19-14. Another six-point run put Nebraska up 23-16, and the Huskers led by as much as nine before taking the game, 30-22. Nebraska hit .194 for the game, compared to only .068 for Baylor. The Huskers committed five service errors and were outblocked, 4-1, by the Bears.
Game two was back-and-forth most of the way with Baylor taking a 17-16 lead. The game was tied at 18 when Nebraska took control with a 6-1 run and went on to a 30-23 victory. LeBlanc and Spriggs kept the Bears close with five kills each. Nebraska hit .179 for the game, while Baylor hit .105.
The Huskers raced to a 9-1 lead in game three and a seven-point run made it 21-7. Nebraska kept pouring it on down the stretch and clinched the match with a 30-13 decision. Nebraska hit .256 in game three, while Baylor hit -.111.
Nebraska outhit Baylor, .204-.022, for the match and outblocked the Bears, 14-8. The Huskers posted six aces to none for the Bears, but Baylor outdug Nebraska, 74-69.
The Bears return to action when they travel to face Iowa State Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.