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Nov. 21, 1997
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Brande Brown smacks a match-high 21 kills in loss to Huskers. (file photo)

No. 11 Nebraska Defeats Texas Tech, 3-2

Brande Brown Breaks School Career Kills Record

LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 11 Nebraska defeated Texas Tech's volleyball team 8-15, 13-15, 15-10, 15-6, 15-10 Friday at Lubbock's Municipal Coliseum. Texas Tech falls to 9-8 in the Big 12 and 22-9 overall while No. 11 ranked Nebraska improves to 13-4 in Big 12 play and 22-6 overall.

Texas Tech senior Brande Brown broke the all-time school record for career kills on the evening. Brown surpassed the previous school record set by Lisa Clark of 1,039 from 1987-90 finished with a match-high 21 kills. She finished with a .333 hitting percentage (21-6-45), a career-high 23 digs and three blocks. She now has 1,045 kills in her career.

Texas Tech charged out to a 2-0 lead. The Red Raiders hit .404 (27-4-57) to capture the first game 15-8. Tech rallied from a 12-10 deficit to take a commanding 2-0 lead with a 15-13 victory in game two. Nebraska came back to register the final three games to win the match 3-2.

Nebraska held Texas Tech to .147 hitting (73-39-232) as the Cornhuskers finished with .218 (75-27-220). Tech outdug Nebraska 120-116 but the Cornhuskers outblocked the Raiders 20 to 11.

Tech's Brown finished with a match-high 21 kills. Tech junior setter Lisa Hilgers led the way on defense with a career-high 32 kills along with 60 assists. Senior outside hitter Cristine Martin tallied 15 kills and 19 digs, junior outside hitter Kristen Holmes finished with 12 kills and nine digs, junior outside hitter Natalie Rives contributed 10 kills and a career-high 19 digs and freshman Heather Hughes ended up with 11 digs.

Texas Tech is next in action tomorrow against No. 22 Colorado at 7 p.m. in Lubbock's Municipal Coliseum.

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