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Nov. 11, 1997

Texas Tech Volleyball Drops Second Match in Row at Nebraska

No. 11 Nebraska hands Texas Tech 3-0 (15-7, 15-7, 15-8) loss

LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 11 ranked Nebraska used its decisive size advantage Tuesday to defeat the Texas Tech volleyball team 15-7, 15-7, 15-8 before 2,273 fans at the NU Coliseum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The loss, Tech's second 3-0 loss in a row and second on the season, drops the Red Raiders to 7-7 in the Big 12 Conference and 20-8 overall. Nebraska improves to 10-4 in the Big 12 and 19-6 overall.

Texas Tech senior Cristine Martin broke the all-time school record for attempts. Martin, who needed only 11attacks on the evening to break Sabrina Zenon's six-year record of 2,696 career attacks, broke the record in the first game as she recorded 12 attacks. She now has She led the Raiders with 18 kills and 42 attempts (.238 hitting percentage) on the evening.

Junior setter Lisa Hilgers finished with 34 assists and 10 digs, freshman outside hitter Heather Hughes added a match-high 12 digs and junior outside hitter Kristen Holmes finished with eight kills in 24 attempts (.292 percentage). Junior outside hitter, Natalie Rives, in her first start, registered nine digs.

Nebraska was led by Lisa Reitsma's 18 kills in 42 attempts (.310 percentage). Setter Fiona Nepo registered 42 assists, Angie Oxley finished with 11 kills and Megan Korver contributed 10 kills. The Cornhuskers outblocked Tech 9-3 and outhit the visitors .268 (54-17-138) to .098 (42-28-143).

The match marked Tech's third straight road match against a nationally ranked opponent.

Sophomore starting outside hitter Courtney Putnam did not play because of an injury. She is listed as day-to-day. Texas Tech is next in action this weekend at home against Iowa State (Friday, Nov 14) and Missouri (Saturday, Nov. 15). Both matches begin at 7 p.m. in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.

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