Posted 2 years ago
By Kevin Horn
Lincoln, Neb.- The No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team (23-6, 15-5) sent the 2012 seniors out in fashion on Saturday night as the Huskers topped Northwestern 3-1 (25-15, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21) in front of 4,092 fans at the NU Coliseum.
Hannah Werth led the Huskers on the night with a double-double, including a team-high 17 kills and 13 digs to go along with a .342 hitting percentage. Gina Mancuso recorded 13 kills and eight digs for NU. Lauren Cook also notched a double-double on the evening, with 45 assists and 10 digs. Meghan Haggerty led the Husker block with six.
Nebraska hit .261 as a team, while Northwestern notched a .209 hitting percentage. The Huskers out-blocked the Wildcats 14-7.
The Huskers win over Northwestern also marked the final regular season volleyball match to be played in the historic NU Coliseum. The volleyball team will move to a renovated Devaney Center next fall. The Coliseum has been home to Nebraska Volleyball since 1975, where NU has posted 524 victories. The building opened in 1926, and was home to NU basketball until 1976. The main basketball/volleyball court ran north/south, until the Coliseum was remodeled in 1991, and the volleyball court was changed to east/west on the south side of the arena, creating an intimate home court advantage for the Big Red. Since 1992, NU has collected 342 victories.
The Huskers will now wait until Sunday at 3 p.m. CST when the 2012 NCAA Tournament field is announced live on ESPNU. If the Huskers are selected as one of the 16 host sites for the first and second rounds tickets will go on sale Sunday at 7 p.m. on Huskers.com and will be available by visiting or calling the NU Ticket Office at 800-8-BIGRED starting Monday at 8 a.m.