Husker Update: Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball

Football

The Nebraska football team struggled to get anything going in Minneapolis, as No. 25 Minnesota improved to 6-0 with a 34-7 win over the Huskers on Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium.

Nebraska slipped to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Big Ten with the setback. The Huskers put together a 14-play, 80-yard drive early in the fourth quarter to get on the board after Minnesota built a 34-0 lead at the end of three quarters.

Nebraska will enjoy a bye next week before returning to Big Ten home action against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Soccer

The Nebraska soccer team (4-8-3, 3-4-1 Big Ten) completed a four-point conference weekend with a 1-1 draw against No. 21 Rutgers at Hibner Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers earned three points on Friday for their 2-0 win over Maryland and one point for the tie against Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights pounced early on Sunday, as Amirah Ali scored her team-high eighth goal of the season in the second minute. NU responded in the 34th minute when Grace Brown struck a crossing pass to Savanah Uveges, who headed it into the back of the net for her second goal of the season. Uveges, who made her first appearance in seven games dating back to Sept. 15, played 67 minutes on Sunday against Rutgers. The goal marked the 11th of her career.

The Huskers hit the road next week for match-ups against Minnesota and Wisconsin. NU faces the Golden Gophers on Thursday, starting at 4 p.m. (CT), on ESPNU.

Volleyball

The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team turned in another dominant defensive performance en route to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-14) win over Michigan on Sunday in front of a crowd of 8,028 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The Huskers (13-2, 5-1 Big Ten) stifled Michigan – which came into the match with a Big Ten-leading .302 hitting percentage in conference play – to the tune of a .019 hitting percentage on Sunday. It was a season low for the Wolverines (12-4, 5-1 Big Ten), whose previous low was .214 at Dayton in September.

Nebraska finishes a four-match home stand against No. 20 Purdue on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU. Wednesday’s match will be the Huskers’ annual “Pink Night” for breast cancer awareness.

Softball

The Nebraska softball team fell to the South Dakota Coyotes in the final game of the Big Red Fall Classic on Sunday by a score of 7-2.

The Huskers finish the Big Red Fall Classic with a record of 1-2. This concludes Nebraska’s fall season. NU will begin the spring season on Feb. 6-9 at the New Mexico State Tournament in Las Cruces, NM.

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