Husker volleyball handles Spartans and Wolverines

The No. 2 Nebraska volleyball team (20-2, 13-1) handled Michigan State on Saturday night, sweeping the Spartans 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-23) in front of 4,136 fans at the NU Coliseum. On Friday, NU battled back from down one set against #23 Michigan to win 3-1 (17-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21) Friday night. The Huskers were led by Brigette Root in her first career start at setter on Friday.
Root notched a double-double in front of 4,156 at the NU Coliseum with 25 assists and 11 digs. Gina Mancuso led NU with 16 kills for a hitting percentage of .341. Morgan Broekhuis had nine kills for NU, while Brooke Delano had eight and Hannah Werth six, rounding out an impressive even attack for the Huskers. Werth led NU defensively with 17 digs.
On Saturday, the Huskers used a great defensive effort to take down one of the top-hitting percentage teams in the conference. Nebraska held MSU to a .026 hitting percentage, while hitting .263 on their own. Mancuso led Nebraska in the match with 13 kills on 26 attacks for a .385 hitting percentage. Root led Nebraska on the night with 34 assists in her second career start, while Lara Dykstra led NU defensively with 11 digs.