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Despite Coach Cook’s Frustration Over Inconsistent Serves, Nebraska Overcome Michigan in an Epic Showdown

Published 10/07/2023, 11:10 AM EDT

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Did they do it for their beloved coach? Just days back, Nebraska Huskers women’s volleyball team coach John Cook was furious at his team because it was not delivering clean serves. A frustrated Cook had said, “They’re stealing right now so they’re gonna serve it in or they’re going to jail.” Interestingly, Cook’s comments came at a time, when the Huskers are staging one of their best performance by being on a 13-match winning streak.

However, if we look at the stats, going along Cook’s comments, Nebraska Huskers have committed 89 service errors throughout this season, averaging almost seven mistakes per match. So the ire was not completely unjustified. This tough stance by the coach seems to have made the Nebraska Huskers more determined as they presented Cook with another triumph.

Huskers Triumph in Dominant Volleyball Display

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On October 6, The Nebraska Huskers women’s volleyball team registered a win against the Michigan State Spartans. The Huskers, with this win, increased their winning streak to 14 straight matches. Huskers took that match 3-1 with a scoreboard of 25-23, 16-25, 25-15, 25-11. After the match, Big Ten Volleyball posted a video of the winning moment of the match. The caption reads, “Sealing the win for @HuskerVB”

The match started out pretty hardcore. While Nebraska did take the win in the set (25-23), the matchup was pretty much balanced. Spartan bounced back well in the second set, claiming it  16-25. From here, the Huskers started showing their real class. They snatched away the 3 set 25-15. Finally, thrashing the Spartans, they put up a scoreline of 25-11 to seal off the match. Though the serves still need practice, Huskers attack and defense in this match were noteworthy.

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 Stars Shine, Huskers Prevail: Volleyball Excellence

Some of the stars of this match were freshman Harper Murray, who scored 12 kills, and Lindsay Krause, who added nine more kills and two ace serves to the board of scores. The Huskers scored a total of 56 points in the match, out of which 39 were kills, with Murray and Krause taking a major amount of 21 themselves. The rest of the points were divided into 10 aces and 7 blocks. The Huskers defense was very tight in the match, with 45 digs.

Nebraska Huskers Unbeaten Streak Shines as They Tower Over Big Ten Volleyball Weekly Awards

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While the Huskers did win with large point differences, their performance in the first two sets could have been enhanced. Coach Cook, like any other coach, aims to create a team that completely destroys the enemy with no mercy and no mistakes. Will the Huskers be able to improve on their weak points and manage to maintain their streak as they proceed further into the season?

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Soham Patel is a sports writer at EssentiallySports with a diverse range of interests. Currently pursuing his Bachelors in Mass Communication and Journalism from a reputed institute, Soham has been an avid contributor to the world of writing. He brings a professional perspective to his coverage of US sports.
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BHUJAYA RAY CHOWDHURY