Jayhawk Volleyball Travels to No. 3 Nebraska Friday

Nov. 11, 2004

LINCOLN, Neb. – After two straight home wins, Kansas volleyball will hit the road for a pair of matches against two of the nation’s best teams — Nebraska and Texas. The No. 3 Huskers (22-1, 15-0 Big 12 Conference) are riding a 19-match win streak and the Jayhawks (15-9, 6-9) have won their last two and four of their last six.

Match time Friday is set for 7 p.m. at the Nebraska Coliseum. The match can be seen live state-wide on Nebraska Educational Television and will be shown on a tape-delayed basis on College Sports Television Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m.

The contest is already sold out as a crowd of over 4,100 is expected for the 53rd consecutive sellout at the NU Coliseum. The match was moved to Friday because of the Nebraska State High School Volleyball Finals that take place on Saturday.

Quick Notes

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Nebraska paces the league and is among the national leaders in blocking, digs and opponent hitting percentage. The Huskers average 3.91 blocks and 17.68 digs per game while holding opponents to just a .090 attack percentage this season.

Nebraska’s only upset of the season was Florida A&M’s 3-1 win over the Huskers in Lincoln on Sept. 10.

The Huskers feature Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year Melissa Elmer and co-Freshman of the Year Sarah Pavan.

The Kansas/Nebraska Series … Depends on who you ask!
There are two sides to the Kansas/Nebraska all-time series. If you were to ask the Huskers, their records indicate a 73-0 advantage over KU dating back to 1975. However, the Jayhawks’ records indicate a 2-1 victory over Nebraska in the teams’ first meeting on Oct. 17, 1975 at Graceland College and a 1-1 tie on Nov. 5, 1977.

If KU’s records are correct, the all-time series is actually 72-1-1 in the Huskers’ favor.

The Last Time KU & Nebraska Met…
LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 24 Kansas was defeated by seventh-ranked Nebraska 3-0 Sept. 29 in front of a sellout crowd at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Jayhawks fell to the Huskers by scores of 30-13, 30-14 and 30-24.

Josi Lima led KU with eight kills and added six digs in the loss. Ashley Michaels had six kills and two block solos while Emily Brown and Paula Caten added five kills apiece to go with eight and seven kills, respectively.

Jill Dorsey led the defense with a match-high 12 digs on the night. Andi Rozum had 23 assists to go with nine digs. Freshman Tessa Jones made her first career start in the place of injured outside hitters Jana Correa and Lindsey Morris.

The Jayhawks hit a season-low -.046 and were out-blocked by the Huskers 16.0 to 4.0 and out-dug 39 to 26.

Christina Houghtelling led Nebraska with 13 kills on a .500 attack percentage and added eight digs. The Huskers had a .380 attack percentage on the night.

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