By at September 10, 2010 | 11:07 PM | Print

Nebraska’s No. 7 volleyball team Friday night put together its most complete performance since the season opener with three-set thrashing of Western Michigan in the Ameritas Players Challenge.

One night after struggling with service errors and inconsistency vs. No. 20 Dayton and drawing the ire of head coach John Cook in the post-match presser, NU (6-1) won 25-17, 25-17, 25-11 while hitting a sparkling .391 against the Broncos (5-3), committing just 11 errors in 92 attacks.

“We were a bit more relaxed tonight,” Cook said. “We took a deep breath and played like we are capable of playing tonight.”

Senior right-side hitter Lindsey Licht led the Huskers with 13 kills while middle blocker Brooke Delano had 12. Delano helped Nebraska out-block WMU 11-4, too. Setters Lauren Cook and Sydney Anderson split duties for the night; Cook finished with 26 assists. Libero Kayla Banwarth had 19 digs.

NU is now set up for the headliner match of the invite, a Saturday night special tilt with No. 3 Illinois. The match is a preamble of sorts for Nebraska’s introduction to the Big Ten.

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