The schedule maker didn't do UNO any favors in the Mavs' opening weekend of Summit League play. South Dakota State and North Dakota State, two teams picked to finish in the top three of the conference, came to Omaha on back-to-back nights.
On paper, the stats show freshman Kelley Wollak is racking up the kills and proving to be one of UNO's best offensive weapons. In her first 12 games of college volleyball, Wollak is second on the team with 101 total kills and averages almost three per set.
UNO volleyball lost in straight sets at future summit league opponent North Dakota St. and ended their season with a 5-23 record. The Bison handled the Mavs 25-11, 25-18, 25-19 and took sole possession of first place in the conference.
The UNO women's volleyball team came back from two Friday losses with a pair of wins Saturday, doubling their win total to four on the season. The Mavs bounced back from two four-set losses with a five-set win and a sweep in their final match.
The UNO volleyball team played its final competitive home match of the season Tuesday night, losing in straight sets to South Dakota. Before the match, the Mavs honored the personal and athletic achievements of their three seniors- Brittany Hanssen, Emily Myers and Angie Reicks.
That's where the good feelings ended.
The UNO women's volleyball team faced three Division I opponents last week, sandwiching a home match on Wednesday between trips to Wichita and Kansas City. The Mavs pushed UMKC to five sets on Wednesday, while falling 3-0 to Wichita St. on Tuesday and 3-1 to North Dakota on Friday.