Maryland Falls To No. 2 Huskers
Sept. 12, 2004
LINCOLN, Neb. - In its final match of the First National Bank/Arby's Classic, the Maryland volleyball team dropped a three-game match (30-19, 30-17, 30-23) to No. 2 and host Nebraska. The Terrapins were led by Maria DiLivio with nine kills and Sarah Treadwell with 18 digs.
Treadwell was named to the all-tournament team after three solid performances in Lincoln. Rachel Wagener added six kills and four blocks for the Terps (1-5).
The match marked the return of Maryland head coach Janice Kruger, who played at Nebraska and later coached at Nebraska-Omaha before taking over the Terrapin program.
"It was a privilege coming back to Nebraska and a challenge playing the No. 2 team in the nation," Kruger said. "It was a great experience playing here."
The Huskers used a balanced effort, as freshman Sarah Pavan paced NU with 11 kills while four other players had at least six kills in the win. Sophomore Kelsey Fautsch came off the bench to deliver a season-high six kills while hitting .463, as all 13 players on the Husker roster saw action.
In the afternoon's first match, Florida A&M clinched the tournament title with a 25-30, 30-23, 30-25, 30-16 win over Ball State. Adriana Kostadinova turned in one of the finest performances in NU Coliseum history, recording a match-high 34 kills on .378 hitting in four games, as her total one shy of the four-game record set by former Nebraska Olympian Allison Weston in 1993.
Maryland opens its home schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 15, when it faces in-state rival Towson. That match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Comcast Center Pavilion.