Huskers finish spring season with loss at Wichita State

2013-04-20T21:00:00Z 2013-07-12T18:03:28Z Huskers finish spring season with loss at Wichita StateBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
April 20, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

Three Wichita State players had double-digit kills in a 3-1 win against Nebraska in an exhibition volleyball match Saturday at Wichita, Kan.

Katie Reilly led the Shockers with 14 kills in a 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory. After Wichita State had won the match, the teams played an extra set. Nebraska won that set 15-12.

Wichita State setter and Papillion native Chesley Feekin had eight kills and three blocks.

Nebraska finished the spring exhibition season with a 2-2 record. The Huskers beat South Dakota and Iowa State and lost to Creighton and Wichita State.

Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Fien led the Huskers with 14 kills on 37 attempts for a .162 hitting percentage.

Freshman Amber Rolfzen had 10 kills on 32 attempts for a .156 hitting percentage. Senior right-side hitter Morgan Broekhuis had the third-most attempts with 30, notching seven kills with seven hitting errors for a .000 hitting percentage.

Freshman Kadie Rolfzen, who had been limited to playing defense because of a minor injury, took her first swings in a spring match. She had three kills on 14 attempts with no hitting errors for a .214 hitting percentage.

Middle blocker Meghan Haggerty had nine kills and setter Alexa Strange added seven kills.

Senior transfer Kelsey Robinson led the team in kills in each of the first three exhibition matches. She only played back-row defense Saturday, and led the Huskers with 28 digs. Robinson also had six of the Huskers’ nine ace serves.

Nebraska outblocked Wichita State 16-12, led by seven blocks from Hayley Thramer.

Nebraska hit .154 for the match, while Wichita State hit .182. The Shockers outdug Nebraska 76-74. All 11 Nebraska players on the spring roster played.

-- Brent C. Wagner

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