Palo Alto, Calif. — The No. 4 Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to face the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal in a rare Tuesday night showdown that promises to be a clash of titans in women’s college volleyball. The match will take place at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion and is scheduled for 8 p.m. (CT).
Nebraska vs. Stanford Live Coverage
The Huskers: A Defensive Juggernaut
Nebraska (7-0) has been a force to be reckoned with, especially on the defensive end. They have held their seven opponents this season to a combined .052 hitting percentage, ranking first nationally.
Freshman outside hitter Harper Murray leads the Husker attack with 3.09 kills per set, while junior libero Lexi Rodriguez anchors the defense with 3.45 digs per set.
Stanford: A Balanced Attack
Stanford (6-1) is not far behind, boasting a .327 hitting percentage this season. Two-time All-American Kendall Kipp leads the Cardinal with 3.95 kills per set. Setter Kami Miner, a first-team All-American last year, is averaging 11.57 assists and 2.65 digs per set.
Series History: Stanford Holds the Edge
Stanford leads the all-time series 12-6 and has won the last five meetings between the teams. The Cardinal beat the Huskers in Lincoln last year, 3-1, and also defeated them in 2019 at Maples Pavilion.
Nebraska vs. Stanford: Key Players to Watch
- Nebraska: Harper Murray (Freshman, Outside Hitter), Lexi Rodriguez (Junior, Libero)
- Stanford: Kendall Kipp (Senior, Outside Hitter), Kami Miner (Junior, Setter)
Coaches in the Spotlight
John Cook, in his 24th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach, has led the Huskers to four national championships and 10 final fours. On the other side, Stanford’s coaching staff has guided the team to a 27-5 record last year, reaching an NCAA regional final.
With both teams featuring star-studded lineups and exceptional coaching, this top-five showdown is more than just a game; it’s a statement for the rest of the season.
As the Huskers and the Cardinal prepare to battle it out on the court, fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see which team will rise to the occasion.
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