Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook was obviously not terribly pleased after his team downed No. 20 San Diego in its season opener on Tuesday. The first game was spectacular for the Huskers, but then their passing and ball handling broke down for much of the final two games. When passing and ball handling break down, the hitting percentage is sure to follow. On the plus side, the athletic ability of former setter and new libero Dani Busboom was obvious. Busboom made a number of outstanding defensive plays, plays the Huskers wouldn't have made a year ago. Redshirt freshman setter Rachel Holloway made some similar plays. She took the blame for the poor hitting percentage, but any coach knows that the passing has to be there or the setter doesn't have a chance.
Posted by Bob Hamar
@ Wednesday, August 30, 2006 ||