The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team continues to be on a roll and it doesn’t matter if they are playing Top 25 teams or not.
John Cook’s squad is on the kind of roll that makes the Nebraska volleyball team look an awful lot like the best team in the country. Not only are they winning, but they are dispatching opponents in straight sets to a ridiculous degree.
After Sunday’s 25-23, 25-20, 25-22 victory over 12th-ranked Minnesota, the Cornhuskers are 11-0 on the season. They are 2-0 in the Big Ten. And they’ve swept all but one opponent all season.
Harper Murray was once again among the heroes of the evening. The freshman, who is certainly one of the reasons the Huskers have been so dominant, had 13 kills against the Golden Gophers.
She was joined by Merritt Beason. Another newcomer to Lincoln, though this time as a transfer from Florida. While Murray has proven to be a big time talent for a youngster, Beason has been a steadying presence as a veteran. She added 10 kills of her own on Sunday night.
Ally Batenhorst joined the party with nine kills and a solid .333 hitting percentage. Senior captain Lexi Rodriguez had 12 digs.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers, ranked second in the country in the AVCA polls is one of just four Big Ten teams to open the season 2-0. They’re joined by top-ranked Wisconsin, Penn State and Purdue.
Next up for John Cook’s squad is a Friday tilt against the Boilermakers where only one team will emerge 3-0 in conference play. Then the schedule eases up a bit.
Nebraska Cornhuskers soccer hits a bump
The Huskers’ soccer team has had a storybook season so far in 2023, though they did hit a bit of a bump in the rad this weekend.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers suffered their first conference loss of the season against fourth-ranked Penn State. The Nittany Lions pitched a shutout on Sunday as the Huskers lost 1-0.
The loss dropped the Huskers to 7-2-2 on the season and 1-1-1 in the Big Ten.