Players battle at the net during the Iowa/Nebraska volleyball match on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Nebraska defeated Iowa 3-0. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)

Offense falters to big block

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By Anna Kayser

anna-kayser@uiowa.edu

Iowa volleyball was swept 3-0 by No. 4 Nebraska on Oct. 7.

The first set was close, featuring seven ties and three lead changes.

The Cornhuskers led the Hawkeyes in attack percentage, .294 to .119, leading to their 25-18 win.

Junior outside hitter Taylor Louis led Iowa with 6 kills.

In the second set, Nebraska was even more dominant. It started out with an early lead and never looked back, sideways, or otherwise, taking the advantage with a 25-17 victory.

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The Hawkeyes were held to a .075 attack percentage, recording only 10 kills in the set.

The third set was closer, with seven ties and two lead changes.

The Hawkeyes trailed most of the set, until a 7-3 run gave them the lead. The Cornhuskers came right back, winning 25-20 and sealing the match.

“Our team is showing a lot of improvement,” head coach Bond Shymansky said. “Nebraska showed why they’re at the top of the league right now — just played a lot cleaner in the clutch moments as we got to the end of each set, and we kind of erred our way out of each set.”

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