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September 8, 2016
Huskers Sweep Montreal in
Lobo Classic Exhibition
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Montreal        14  10  12 
NEBRASKA        25  25  25 
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Albuquerque, N.M. — The Nebraska volleyball team began its run of three matches in three days at the Lobo Classic on Thursday with a 25-14, 25-10, 25-12 sweep of Montreal University in an exhibition match.

Briana Holman led all players with nine kills and four blocks. Kadie Rolfzen had seven kills and hit .500, while Mikaela Foecke had six kills. Amber Rolfzen chipped in five kills and flour blocks, and Andie Malloy had five kills as well. Olivia Boender added four kills on .667 hitting in the final set.

NU outhit Montreal .333 to -.080. The Huskers had big advantages in blocks (9-2) and service aces (6-1). Justine Wong-Orantes served three of the aces and had 13 digs. Kelly Hunter had two aces with 27 assists, four digs and four blocks.

Montreal, of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) will open its regular season in late October. The Carabins finished fifth at the CIS Championships last year and have won seven of the last nine conference championships.

Set 1: The Huskers took a 7-2 lead, and after Montreal cut it to 12-10 NU pulled away for the 25-14 victory. The Huskers finished the set on a 6-0 run. NU outhit Montreal .346 to .040.

Set 2: Nebraska carried the momentum into the second set by taking a 9-2 lead. The Huskers stepped up their defense even more, holding the Carabins to -.129 hitting in the 25-10 win.

Set 3: Montreal came out of the intermission and grabbed a 4-1 lead, but three kills by Boender and aces from Wong-Orantes and Kadie Rolfzen helped the Huskers climb back to take a 15-8 advantage with a 9-1 run. Holman and Tiani Reeves combined for a stuff block for set point at 24-11, and Holman finished it off with a kill. After trailing 7-6 the Huskers finished the match on a 19-5 run for the sweep. NU held the Carabins to -.133 hitting in the final frame.

Up Next: The top-ranked Huskers resume regular-season action on Friday against Arkansas at 6 p.m. (CT). It will be carried on the Husker Sports Network, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha.

Source: University of Nebraska Athletic Dept.