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UNO volleyball moves to 3-0 in conference play with victory over Denver

UNO volleyball moves to 3-0 in conference play with victory over Denver

UNO stayed unbeaten in Summit League play, and in the process the Mavs knocked off one of their best biggest rivals.

Marriah Buss had 19 kills, and Sadie Limback added 16 kills and 16 digs as UNO downed Denver 25-22, 26-24, 19-25, 25-22 Saturday afternoon at Baxter Arena.

UNO improves to 3-0 in league play, while Denver, which was on a nine-match win streak, drops to 3-1. Denver had been 19-2 all time against UNO.

UNO won key points at the end of sets to claim the victory.

The Mavs trailed 21-20 before finishing the first set on a 5-1 run. Back-to-back kills by Shayla McCormick and Sami Clarkson ended the set.

UNO led 24-21 in the second before three straight errors tied it at 24-all. But the Mavs responded with kills from McCormick and Buss to take a two-sets-to-none lead.

Denver led most of the third set and was up 9-6 in the fourth. But UNO grabbed momentum with an 11-4 run on its way to closing out the win.

McCormick, a freshman from Omaha Skutt, added 12 kills for the Mavs. Clarkson had 45 assists, while Jaiden Centeno and Claire Mountjoy combined for 45 digs.

Erica Andrich had a career-high 18 kills to lead Denver.​

UNO will host Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Omaha World-Herald: Local Sports

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