4B - October 1, 2012
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No. 4 Florida State (-14) at South Florida
No. 5Georgia (-15.5)vs. Tennessee
No. 6Suth Carolna (-21) at Kentucky
No.e8Stanford 0) attWashington
No. 9 West Virginia (-10) ov. No. 25 Baylor
No. 2 Texas at Oklahoma State (-5.5)
No.14OhioState (PK) at No. 20 Michigan State
No. 15 Texas Christian (-17.5) at Southern Methodist
No.17Clemson (-11) at Boston College
No.18Oregon State vs. Arizona (-3)
No. 19 Louisville(-9.5) vs.SouthernMississippi
No. 22 Nebraska (-11.5)vs. Wisconsin
No. 24 Boise State (-30) at New Mexico
Illinois vs. Penn State (-4)
towae(-6) vs. Mionosota
Michigan unable to mount upset vs. Huskers
By GREG GARNO
Daily Sports Writer
The Michiganvolleyball team
made a habit of falling behind
early in sets, and struggled to
come back against No. 6 Nebras-
ka on Sunday.
What MICHIGAN 1
appeared NEBRASKA 3
to be a
outlook for an upset of the Corn-
huskersquickly faded and ended
with the Wolverines' second Big
Ten loss of the season. They
fell-3-1 in Lincoln, 25-21, 13-25,
17-25, 21-25 after defeating Iowa
on the road on Friday.
Michigan raced out to a 4-0
leadto beginthe firstsettcapped
by a kill from junior outside hit-
ter Molly Toon.
The fast start forced Nebras-
ka to take a timeout, but it did
little to slow down the Wolver-
Ahead 14-10, Michigan put
together a 5-1 run, featuring
three kills from freshman out-
side hitter Kelly Murphy. The
Cornhuskers fought back to
bring the set within two points
at 2342, but another kill from
Murphy and an attack error
ended the set.
were really pumped The Cornhuskers didn't let off
d sophomore setter Lexi the gas, jumping out to another
niller about her team's fast start - this time a 4-0 run.
following the first set. With the score 13-8, Nebraska
t doesn't matter, so we went on a 6-0 run and essen-
ve had to get some work tially put the game out of reach.
win the match." But the Wolverines attempted
emiller racked up 41 to rotate through their lineup
and 16 digs on Sunday, after the first set, looking for a
to her impressive totals combination to make up ground.
son. "We played more players than
Wolverines were caught I can ever remember playing in
rd in the second set, a match," said Michigan coach
Mark Rosen. "We continually
tried to find the best combina-
tion to allow us to be success-
re're making ful. I was pleased with how
some of our players came in
provements, and responded to some of those
tonigh xvas opportunities."
tonight was The Cornhuskers kicked off
. . the fourth set with yet another
appointing. strong start, but this time met
more opposition from the Wol-
verines than the previous sets.
Michigan brought the score
as Nebraska totaled within one, but the Cornhusk-
attack percentage. The ers responded with a 6-1 run to
skers jumped out to a make the score 17-10.
and used another 5-0 Using one of fifth year senior
er in the set to easily tie Claire McElheny's 12 kills,
ch. the Wolverines worked back
igan hit a dismal .067 to bring the score within one
the second set, accu- again. Michigan mustered only
g only eight kills on 30 two more points, though, and
s. Nebraska took the set and the
THE BEST FOR LESS
NOW IS THE TIME TO UPGRADE!
Sophomore setter Lexi Dannemiller and the Wolverines topped Iowa on Friday before losing to Nebraska in Lincoln.
match. Nebraska also limited outside digs to lead the team.
"We played well this week- hitter Lexi Erwin, holding the The Wolverines face the chal-
end," Rosen said. "I think junior standout to just two kills. lenge of rebounding quickly
tonight we were better defen- McEheny's 12 kills led the to avoid falling in Big Ten play
sively and they were a very good team, followed by junior middle with a tough test on Wednesday
offensive team. We're making blocker Jennifer Cross's 10 kills. in Minnesota.
improvements, but tonight was Cross led the team with eight To do that, they may need to
disappointing because we want- blocks, while freshman libero jump out to a fast start or two of
ed to win." Tiffany Morales contributed 23 their own.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP-10 POLL
Each week, Daily sports staffers fill out ballots, with first place votes receiving 10
points, second-place votes receiving nine, and so on.
1. ALABAMA (21): The 6. WEST VIRGINIA: Geno
Crimson Tide play just two Smith,verb: To dominate.
more ranked teams. That's Smithwent45-51for 656 yards
weird. And scary. and8TDsvs.Baylor.Andhe
hasn'ttthrown apick all year.
2. OREGON (3): The Ducks
just doing what the Ducks 7. SOUTH CAROLINA: After
do. They put up 51 on asticky situation through the
Washington State in some first half, the Cocks pulled
flashy uniforms. Quack. out a win over Kentucky
3. FLORIDA STATE: They 8. NOTRE DAME: Been Geno
are outscoring opponentsby Smithing all season. They're
40 points pergame. the only FBS teamthathasn't
trailed at any point this year.
4. LSU: The Tigers get no
love from the Daily pollsters. V 9. KANSASSTATE: Game
They felltwospots, probably vs. Kansas is on Saturday.
because they only beat It's the third-longest
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0. GEORGIA: After nearly
losing to Tennessee, can the
Dawgs handle the slippery
Cocks for control of the
messy SEC East?.
% . 10. USC: The Trojans had a
bye, giving the players a day
off... to drive to thebeach