Lincoln, Neb. – The No. 12 Nebraska volleyball team improved to 6-1 on the year with its fourth sweep of the season following a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-13) win over Dayton on Friday evening. The Huskers saw Amber Rolfzen and Kelsey Robinson record double-doubles for the second consecutive match in the Nebraska victory.
Robinson led NU offensively with 12 kills, while she notched a match-high 17 digs. Amber Rolfzen had 10 kills on 25 swings for a .320 hitting clip and posted 13 digs. Mary Pollmiller dished out 34 assists on the night, while the Huskers hit .208 as a team. Nebraska held Dayton to a .010 hitting clip, but was out-blocked 6-5.
Back-to-back kills by Robinson gave the Huskers a 6-5 lead early in the first set, while Amber Rolfzen strung together a pair of kills to put NU up 15-12. The Huskers extended their lead to 20-14 on a kill by Kadie Rolfzen, but Dayton came back to make it 20-19, NU. The Huskers pulled away through the final points to take the first set 25-20.
Amber Rolfzen had six kills in the first set, while Mary Pollmiller led the offense with 14 assists. Nebraska hit .217 as a team, while Dayton was held to a .088 hitting percentage.
Dayton opened up the second set with a 5-0 run to take a 7-2 lead on the Huskers. Nebraska slowly edged back, eventually tying the set 12-12 on an error by the Flyers. The two teams exchanged leads and tied seven times before Nebraska went up 21-19 on a kill by Kadie Rolfzen. The Huskers gained the momentum and held on to win the second set 25-21.
Robinson tallied five kills in the second set, while Kadie Rolfzen posted four kills. Pollmiller had 11 assists for NU. Nebraska hit .111, but Dayton recorded a -.023 hitting percentage.
A service ace from Alexa Ethridge gave NU a 5-2 lead to open the third set, while a kill and ace from Robinson made it 9-5, Huskers. A string of runs helped Nebraska to a 16-9 lead following a hitting error by the Flyers, as NU went on to close out the third set on a 6-0 run to take it 25-13.
Robinson posted four kills in the set, while Mary Pollmiller and Kelsey Fien both had three. The Huskers hit at a .345 clip, while Dayton hit -.037.
Nebraska returns to action tomorrow evening as the Huskers host the Iowa State Cyclones at the Devaney Center at 7 p.m. The match will air on NET in Nebraska and will be streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network.