Oct 12, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhusker fans celebrate during a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross Ade Stadium. Nebraska defeats Purdue 44-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Weekend in Sports: Husker Game Recap


Football –Behind a 42-yard field goal by Pat Smith, the Huskers picked up a 23-20 overtime win over Penn State on Saturday. Special teams played a big role in Saturday’s win. Smith connected on three field goals, and Kenny Bell added a 99-yard kickoff return for a score. Ron Kellogg III completed 20-of-34 passes for 191 yards and a score. The Huskers improved to 8-3 on the season and 5-2 in the Big Ten.

Volleyball –The Husker volleyball team improved to 22-5 overall and 15-3 in Big Ten play with a convincing 3-0 victory over Indiana on Saturday. Scores of the match were 25-22, 25-21 and 25-11. The Huskers posted a season-high .418 hitting clip and had just six attack errors on the night. Kelsey Robinson had 15 kills to pace the Huskers offensively. Mary Pollmiller handed out 31 assists, and Meghan Haggerty had seven blocks.

Soccer –Nebraska’s impressive soccer season came to an end on Friday with a 4-1 loss to Boston College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers finished the year with a 19-4-1 record, recording the highest win total for Nebraska Soccer since 2000. The Huskers claimed the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Championships on their way to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Seniors Jordan J…ackson, Ari Romero, Emma Stevens, Kylie Greischar, Stacy Bartels and Maritza Hayes finished their Nebraska careers with one of the most impressive seasons in Nebraska Soccer history.

Men’s Basketball –The Nebraska basketball team concluded play in the Charleston Classic with a 73-65 win over Georgia. Terran Petteway, who had a solid tournament, scored a team-best 15 for Nebraska in the win. Tai Webster added a career-best 14 points, while Walter Pitchford (12) and Ray Gallegos (11) also reached double figures for the Huskers. Nebraska improved to 4-2 on the year with the victory.

Women’s Basketball –Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady combined for 41 points and 22 rebounds in leading Nebraska to an 87-64 win over Southern on Sunday afternoon. Hooper moved into ninth place on Nebraska’s all-time scoring list, while Cady notched the 10th double-double of her career with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Rachel Theriot had 13 points and eight dimes, and Tear’a Laudermill scored 12 in just the second start of her career. The Huskers are 5-0 on the year.

Wrestling –The 11th-ranked Nebraska wrestling team cruised to a 36-6 win over South Dakota State on Sunday. With the win, Head Coach Mark Manning picked up his 200th career victory. The Huskers won nine weight classes on the day.

Swimming –The Nebraska swim and dive team competed at multiple events over the weekend. The Husker divers traveled to the Missouri Invitational, while the swimmers competed in the Kansas Classic. Natalie Morris won the 200-yard butterfly in meet-record time. Taryn Collura took home the 100-yard freestyle crown and the Huskers rallied to finish second at the Kansas Classic over the weekend. Nicole Schwery and Kaitlan Walker finished in the top 10 on the final day of the Missouri Invitational.

Bowling –The Nebraska bowling team placed second, fourth, and first in the three days of the Big Red Invitational over the weekend in Lincoln. In the final team pinfall count, Nebraska finished second behind Arkansas State

Rifle Team –The 9th-ranked Nebraska rifle team picked up another victory over the weekend to move to 4-1 on the year. Saturday’s score was 4,663-4,646. Senior Sunny Russell shot a 589 in air rifle, while freshman Rachel Martin scored a 581 in smallbore and a 589 in air rifle to help carry the Huskers to victory. Sophomore Denise Martin and junior Kelsey Hansen also aided Nebraska. Martin tallied a 579 in smallbore, while Hansen recorded a 586 in air rifle.

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