The sixth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team began its stretch of four straight road matches with a sweep of Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday night. The Huskers improved to 29-0 all-time against Iowa with a 25-15, 25-22, 25-13 win.
Nebraska (19-6, 10-5 Big Ten) posted its third straight win behind 12 kills from Lexi Sun, who hit .400 for the match and also added 11 digs. Sun was particularly huge for the Big Red in set two, terminating four straight kills to help the Huskers rally from down 19-14 to win the set. Mikaela Foecke added 13 kills on .344 hitting with eight digs and three blocks playing in her home state. Foecke became the eighth Husker in school history to reach 1,500 career kills with her first kill of the match.
The Huskers were sharp offensively for the second straight match, hitting .333 after hitting .427 against Rutgers on Saturday. Nebraska had just eight attacking errors for the match, its fewest in a Big Ten match this season. NU held Iowa to a .070 hitting percentage, its lowest mark of the season.
Lauren Stivrins had seven kills and four blocks, and Jazz Sweet had five kills with three blocks. NU had a 6-1 advantage in blocks, a 53-45 edge in digs and 6-4 advantage in aces. Sun served two aces, while Nicklin Hames led the team with 17 digs to go with 30 assists for her 11th straight double-double. Kenzie Maloney chipped in eight digs and five set assists.
Reghan Coyle had 11 kills for Iowa (13-13, 5-10 Big Ten).