In its second upset of highly ranked team of the season, the No. 20 Purdue volleyball team overpowered No.5 Nebraska at Holloway Gymnasium on Saturday night The Boilermakers outplayed the Huskers 3-2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-20, 15-8), for the first time since Purdue swept Nebraska in straight sets (26-24, 25-21, 25-16) on Nov. 22, 2013.
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The Purdue Volleyball team celebrates the final point against Nebraska on Saturday.
Sophomore Marissa Hornung stretches to knock a ball back into bounds. Hornung was one of the key players in Purdue's upset of Nebraska, as she finished with 26 of Purdue's 64 digs and scored two aces.
Redshirt senior middle blocker Shavona Cuttino and Sophomore outside hitter Grace Cleveland block a Nebraska shot together. Purdue finished with 16.5 saves, recording 13 in the first three sets.
Junior outside hitter Caitlyn Newton hits a ball past two Nebraska defenders. Newton finished 17 kills, leading the Boilermakers. Purdue shot 0.250 across the game as it upset No. 5 Nebraska, 3-2.
Sophomore middle blocker Blake Mohler talks to her teammates during a timeout. Purdue beat No. 5 Nebraska 3-2.
Redshirt sophomore Hayley Bush sets the ball to a teammate. Bush finished with 48 assists and 5 digs as Purdue beat Nebraska, 3-2.
Sophomore defensive specialist Jena Otec bumps a Nebraska back into the air. Otec finished with 10 digs and 2 aces as Purdue beat Nebraska, 3-2.
The team bench runs to the court to congratulate players on the floor when Purdue beat No. 5 Nebraska, 3-2, Saturday night.
The Purdue Volleyball team celebrates its 3-2 win over No. 5 Nebraska on Saturday night.
Head Coach Dave Shondell talks to his team during a time out. After trailing 1 set to 0, the Boilermakers would win 3 of the next 4 to win, 3-2.