Husker volleyball travels this weekend

The No. 3 Nebraska volleyball team returns home this weekend to host the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and the Minnesota Gophers on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

Nebraska leads the all-time series with the Badgers, 13-1-1. The Huskers posted a 2-0 record against Wisconsin in 2011, beating UW 3-0 in Madison, and topping the Badgers 3-1 in Lincoln.

The Huskers lead the all-time series with Minnesota, 28-4. Nebraska recorded a 2-0 record against the Gophers in 2011, beating Minnesota 3-2 in Minneapolis and 3-1 in Lincoln.

The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team (13-2, 5-1) used a gutsy effort to overcome the Indiana Hoosiers 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-10) Saturday night at University Gymnasium on the campus of Indiana University. With the win, the Huskers posted a 2-0 record on the road over the weekend after sweeping the No. 12 Purdue Boilermakers on Friday night.

NU saw two Huskers tally double-doubles in the match as Gina Mancuso led NU on the night with 14 kills and 10 digs. Hannah Werth had 12 kills and 13 digs, while Hayley Thramer notched 10 kills and four blocks. Meghan Haggerty had 10 kills and five blocks, as Alexa Strange came on strong for NU, posting seven kills on nine attacks (.778). Lauren Cook tabbed 52 assists for the Huskers.

Nebraska hit .335 in the match, while Indiana tallied a .290 hitting percentage. Nebraska out-blocked the Hoosiers 11-6, but was out-dug 55-67.

Wisconsin is 14-5 on the season and has a 2-4 Big Ten record. The Badgers will face Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 13, after taking on the Huskers on Friday.

Last weekend Wisconsin hosted Michigan State and Michigan. The Badgers fell to the Spartans 3-1, but topped the Wolverines 3-0.

Pete Waite is in his 14th year at the helm of the Badgers. He is the all-time winningest volleyball coach in UW history.

Minnesota is 14-3 on the season and has a 5-1 Big Ten record. The Gophers will face Iowa on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., before taking on the Huskers on Sunday.

Last weekend Minnesota topped Michigan 3-1 and Michigan State 3-2.

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