UNO faced its highest-ranked opponent of the season Saturday, falling 3-0 (14-25, 15-25, 21-25) to No. 11 Kansas State in Manhattan.
Senior Natalie Ebke paced UNO (5-9, 0-2 Summit League) with 11 kills on .296 hitting and five digs. Freshman Megan Schmale totaled seven kills with just one error and a .462 attack percentage along with one block. Freshman Kelley Wollak and redshirt freshman Valerie Hecht added six kills and five kills, respectively.
Redshirt freshman Bailey Baxter totaled 30 assists while senior Amy Roberts chipped in a team-best eight digs. Rachelle Kruml added six digs off the bench. As a team, UNO hit .213 for the day, aided by a .357 clip in the third set.
Kansas State (13-1, 0-1 Big 12) was led by two players with double-figure kill performances, Lilla Porubek (11) and Kaitlynn Pelger (10). Setter Caitlyn Donahue had 35 assists in leading the Wildcats to a .433 team hitting percentage.