Third-ranked Nebraska dropped the opening set, but took the next three to defeat number 10 Minnesota (18-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-16) Sunday afternoon at the NU Coliseum.
Gina Mancuso led the Husker offense with 14 kills and a .343 hitting percentage along with two aces and nine digs. She has at least 10 kills in all of the Huskers’ matches against ranked teams this year.
Hannah Werth had 11 kills, nine digs and five blocks while Hayley Thramer notched 10 kills, a .421 hitting percentage and seven blocks. Lauren Cook recorded a career-high eight kills while also recording 44 assists, 11 digs and two blocks for NU. Lara Dykstra notched a team-high 13 digs.
Nebraska hit .326 while the Gophers notched a .284 hitting percentage. Nebraska (15-2, 7-1 Big Ten) out-blocked Minnesota 11-7.5, but was out-dug 57-49.