Friday, March 20, 2009

Impressive Husker win

It's always tough to win in Hawaii. Even in the spring. The Husker volleyball team began its spring slate with a 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 25-23 win over the Rainbow Rahine early Friday morning (Nebraska time). Freshman Hannah Werth, who has joined the program early, got off to a good start with 15 kills. She'll need to pull that .182 hitting percentage up, but that will come. Coach John Cook might not have been to crazy about Hawaii's .282 hitting percentage, but it's still a win for the Huskers.

Freshman libero/defensive specialist Megan Pendergast, who like Werth entered the program early, saw her first action as did former Penn State setter Jessica Yanz. Returning All-American Sydney Anderson saw most of the action at setter. That will be interesting to watch. Anderson is so athletic and had a great year in 2008, but Yanz is very good too.

Redshirt freshman Allison McNeal also so her first action as a Husker. McNeal, who could be a star in the making, had 9 kills in just swings. It was good to see Brooke Delano, who missed the last part of the season after surgery, back in action.

All in all, a good showing for the Huskers.

Posted by Bob Hamar @ Friday, March 20, 2009 ||

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