No. 4 Nebraska triumph over No. 5 Stanford in four sets: Women’s college volleyball

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STANFORD, Calif. — The featured women’s college volleyball ranked vs ranked midweek battle didn’t disappoint. The No. 4 Nebraska Cornhuskers secured a significant 3-1 victory over the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal on Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion. This marks Nebraska’s first regular-season road win against a top-five team since 2017 and extends their undefeated streak to 8-0 for the season. Stanford now stands at 6-2. Stats: Stat Broadcast

Offensive and Defensive Brilliance

Merritt Beason led the Cornhuskers with 15 kills, followed by Harper Murray with 12 kills and a .417 hitting percentage. On the defensive end, Nebraska outperformed Stanford with 11.5 blocks to Stanford’s 8.5 and had eight more digs (38-30). Lexi Rodriguez contributed with 12 digs.

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Stanford’s Standout Performers

Stanford’s Caitie Baird led her team with 15 kills. Despite the loss, Stanford maintained a .218 hitting percentage, only slightly behind Nebraska’s .333.

Set-by-Set Breakdown Women’s College Volleyball – Boxscore

  • Set 1: Nebraska won 25-23, led by a kill from Merritt Beason.
  • Set 2: Nebraska dominated, winning 25-16 with a .696 hitting percentage.
  • Set 3: Stanford fought back to win 25-19.
  • Set 4: Nebraska closed the match with a 25-21 win, led by kills from Allick and Beason.

Key Players to Watch

  • Nebraska: Merritt Beason (15 Kills), Harper Murray (12 Kills)
  • Stanford: Caitie Baird (15 Kills)

Coaching Strategies

John Cook, Nebraska’s head coach, continues to prove his mettle, leading his team to an 8-0 start for the first time since 2016. Stanford’s coaching staff, despite the loss, remains a formidable opponent with a 6-2 season record.

Upcoming Matches

Nebraska next women’s college volleyball fixture sees them next facing No. 21 Kentucky on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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