Nebraska volleyball has been brilliant for much of B1G play, save for one loss to Wisconsin in Madison. However, the Huskers were pushed to the limit Sunday afternoon on the road.

Facing Northwestern in Evanston, Nebraska found itself in the unusual spot of a 2-1 deficit after 3 sets. Northwestern showed up ready to play and won the first and third sets by scores of 29-27 and 25-23, respectively. Nebraska did win the second set by a score of 25-20.

Things were neck-and-neck in the fourth set with Northwestern looking to put things away. Fortunately, Nebraska hung tough and forced the decisive fifth set.

In the final set, Nebraska found some footing. Kaitlyn Hord and Whitney Lauenstein produced a combined block to grab an early 4-1 lead and create a bit of separation from the Wildcats.

Then, with Nebraska winning 9-5, Lindsay Krause created another point for the Huskers with a tip.

Nebraska would finish things off with a 15-6 win in the fifth set to escape with a match win. Lauenstein led the Huskers with 16 kills on the afternoon and added 7 blocks. Madi Kubik had 15 kills and added 8 digs for the Huskers.

Following the loss to Wisconsin, Nebraska has responded with a 3-match winning streak. Up next will be a Friday evening match against Iowa at home.