Women's volleyball: No. 2 Nebraska holds off No. 19 Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team avenged its only loss of the season by beating No. 19 Ohio State 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25) in front of 2,608 fans at St. John Arena Friday night.
The Huskers (15-1, 6-1 Big Ten) beat the Buckeyes (12-7, 2-5 Big Ten) for the first time since 2013, snapping a string of three straight losses to OSU. In doing so, Nebraska won its 12th straight road match, its longest road winning streak since 2003 to 2005.
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Kadie Rolfzen tied her career high with 21 kills with just two errors for a .413 hitting percentage. She also had 11 digs for her 44th career double-double. With her 21 kills, Rolfzen moved to No. 8 on NU's career kills chart with 1,379.
Andie Malloy had 11 kills and two blocks, and Mikaela Foecke chipped in 10 kills, six digs and three blocks. Amber Rolfzen had eight kills and three blocks, and Briana Holman had seven kills and four blocks.
Kelly Hunter had 44 assists and a career-high 19 digs, as well as three kills. Justine Wong-Orantes recorded a season-high 23 digs and surpassed 1,600 for her career, joining Kayla Banwarth as the only Huskers to do so. Annika Albrecht had 10 digs, while Kenzie Maloney had nine, as the Huskers posted an 83-71 advantage in the category.
Nebraska outhit Ohio State .239 to .225 and had a 5-3 edge in aces. Ohio State had nine blocks to seven for the Huskers.
Ohio State got 19 kills and seven blocks from All-American Taylor Sandbothe. Audra Appold had 11 kills.
Up next, the Huskers travel to face Maryland on Sunday at Noon (CT). The match will be carried on Huskers Sports Network affiliates and streamed online with a BTN Plus subscription.