Cook gets 800th win as Nebraska sweeps Michigan State – RIVER COUNTRY

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Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook earned his 800th career coaching victory, and he did it in style, as his Huskers swept through Michigan State in front of a raucous Devaney crowd Center.

John Cook

John Cook

Photo courtesy of NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook picked up his 800th career coaching victory, and he did it in style, as his Huskers swept through Michigan State in front of a raucous crowd in the Devaney Center.

The third-ranked Huskers started the Big Ten game with a dominant 25-15, 25-19, 25-23 performance against the Spartans.

Nebraska beat Michigan State, .224 to .170, despite being beaten in the third set. The Huskers got off to a fast start hitting a blistering .379. Nebraska held the Spartans to a meager .154 mark in the second set.

The Huskers had advantages in kills (43-27), assists (39-25), digs (43-37) and had five fewer service errors than MSU. The Spartans blocked the Huskers, 9-6.

At the helm of the Huskers was Madi Kubik, who managed a record 14 decisive wins. She also had one of only two serving aces in the match.

Cook is now only the 19th NCAA Division I coach with 800 career wins, and he is only the sixth active coach to reach the mark.

Nebraska, now 9-1 this season, will be back to work Saturday, hosting seventh-place Ohio State at 7:00 p.m. CT inside the Devaney Center.

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