Notebook: Root Steals Show as Huskers Win 3-1

Brigette Root

There is never an easy game in the Big Ten, and that couldn't have been more true on Friday. The Nebraska crowd went crazy as Brigette Root was announced. Root, the backup setter, took over for starting setter Lauren Cook who is currently suspended.

* There is never an easy game in the Big Ten, and that couldnt have been more true today. The crowd went crazy today as Brigette Root was announced. Root, the backup setter, took over for starting setter Lauren Cook who is currently suspended.


* Michigan started off hot as they stole the momentum right from the beginning. The Wolverines' Courtney Fletcher was the main reason behind this hot start. Often finding the Huskers out of poistion, Flethcer found just enough room to sneak the ball behind the Nebraska defense. In the middle of the set the Huskers rallied behind the crowd to make it close, but Michigan was too sharp and won the set 25-17.


*The second set was very back and forth between the Huskers and Wolverines. Hannah Werth stepped up and led Nebraska to a set win, 26-24.


*The third set was more of the same from both teams. However, it was Nebraska breaking away after the score was close towards the middle of the set. The Huskers were just too much for Michigan and would go on to win the third set, 25-20.


*There was no one player that led the Huskers in the fourth set, rather it was the whole front line. Werth, Broekhuis and Mancuso were the leaders for Nebraska, which powered them to a 25-21 win, giving them the game 3-1.


* Many wondered how backup setter Brigette Root would fair in her first start of the season. The crowd was constantly going crazy as Root accounted for six dips in the game, each one amping up the crowd a little bit more.


* Lauren Cook, who is suspened for this weekends game, was on the bench for the game. Cook showed great encouragement for her teammates and was into every play. Cook's teammates were very supportive and there was no animosity towards her. Cook will not play tomorrow and it is unclear what her status is for the rest of the year.


* The Huskers are now 19-2 on the season and face the Michigan State Spartans tomorrow at 7:30.

***Edited by Josh Harvey***

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