Iowa Falls to No. 5 Nebraska in Regular Season Finale

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The University of Iowa volleyball team fell, 3-0, to No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday night at the Devaney Center.



Set 1 (12-25) | The fifth-ranked Huskers jumped out to an early lead and never trailed, taking a 1-0 match advantage.


Set 2 (15-25) | The Hawkeyes took a quick 4-2 advantage, but the Huskers responded and knotted the match at 7-7. Nebraska then scored three consecutive points to take the lead en route to a 2-0 match advantage. Louis led Iowa with four kills.


Set 3 (23-25) | The Hawkeyes found a rhythm in the third set. With the score tied 23-23 after a tightly fought set that saw 13 ties and seven lead changes, Nebraska scored back-to-back points to close out the set and finish the 3-0 match victory. Louis recorded eight kills for the Hawkeyes.



“We came into the locker room between sets two and three and I told the team we needed someone to start a fire, and the hitters need to become killers, and Taylor Louis stepped up and did it. I thought she was phenomenal in that third set and our team followed. The grit and the grind of the back row -- they continue to anchor us as a passing group -- was really impressive. I thought that third set was a really great comeback. It showed a lot of guts for us to not just go away, but to fight all the way to the end of that match. That’s what Hawkeyes do. I know our team is doing everything we can do put ourselves in a position to get into the NCAA Tournament. We know we are going to have to win on the road in the tournament, so now we sit and wait.”



·        Louis had 14 kills and two blocks for Iowa. This is her 23rd match this season with double digits in kills.

·        Annika Olsen tallied 13 digs, marking her 30th match of the season with double-digit digs.

·        Brie Orr recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 20 assists and 11 digs.



The Division I NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship selection show is Sunday at 8 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU.



·        Iowa: 18-15, 7-13 B1G

·        No. 5 Nebraska: 26-4, 19-1 B1G



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