The Nebraska softball team (25-12, 5-2 Big Ten) fell to Michigan in the final game of the series on Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. The Wolverines (17-14, 3-3 Big Ten) claimed the series victory after winning, 4-2. 

Katelyn Caneda led the Nebraska offense, finishing 2-for-2 on the day with one RBI while Sydney Gray added a solo home run. Ellie Mataya and Lexie Blair each added two hits for Michigan while Blair tallied two RBI as well. 

Sarah Harness (8-4) recorded the loss in the circle for the Huskers. Harness pitched 3.1 innings, giving up five hits and four runs (three earned). Wallace added 3.2 innings of work, holding the Wolverines to three hits. 

Lauren Derkowski moved to 11-6 on the season after earning the win for the Wolverines. Derkowski pitched the complete game, giving up seven hits while striking out seven. 

Sydney Gray put Nebraska ahead, 1-0, in the second inning with a leadoff home run. 

The Wolverines responded with two runs in the third. With one out, Ellie Mataya hit a single down the left field line. Blair followed with a double to left center, scoring Mataya, while Blair scored on an NU fielding error. Two groundouts got the Big Red out of the inning, but Michigan took the 2-1 lead. 

Michigan added two more runs in the top of the fourth to extend its lead to 4-1. With one out, two singles and a fielder's choice loaded the bases. Wallace entered the circle for the Huskers. A wild pitch scored one runner. Audrey LeClair reached on a fielder's choice, scoring the second run of the inning. 

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Huskers looked to rally back. With one out, singles from Ava Bredwell and Courtney Wallace put runners on first and second. Billie Andrews was walked to load the bases. Katelyn Caneda hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Bredwell, and cutting into the Michigan lead. NU went into the sixth inning down, 4-2. 

Both teams were held scoreless through the sixth and seventh inning as the Wolverines secured the 4-2 victory. 

The Huskers return to action next weekend, April 7-9, in College Park for a three-game series against Maryland. Game one is set for Friday at 5 p.m. (CT). On Saturday, the Huskers and the Terrapins will face off at 1 p.m. while the final game is set for Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT). Fans can listen to the action live on the Huskers Radio Network and with the call from Nate Rohr.

Huskers Finish Strong at The Bruzzy

Nebraska shot a final-round 292 to climb three spots in the team standings to finish sixth in a loaded 15-team field at The Bruzzy in Ardmore, Okla., on Sunday.

The Huskers closed the three-round tournament at 884 (+44) on the par-70, 5,976-yard layout at the Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club. The Big Red ended Saturday's first round in a tie for second with a 291 (+11), before slipping to ninth after a second-round 301 (+21). 

Nebraska regrouped on Sunday behind final-round scores of 72 (+1) from both Megan Whittaker (Elkhorn, Neb.) and Lindsey Thiele (Wahoo, Neb.), and a 73 (+2) from Michaela Vavrova (Bojnice, Slovakia). Kelli Ann Strand (Challis, Idaho) capped Nebraska's team score with a final-round 75 (+5).

The Huskers used their final-round performance to finish ahead of No. 36 Houston (7th, 891) and No. 35 TCU (9th, 894) in the team standings. Four of the five teams that finished ahead of the Big Red were ranked among the top 45 teams in the nation by GolfStat, including the hosts from No. 42 North Texas, which won the team title with an 856 (+16).

The Eagles held off No. 39 Tulsa (858) by two strokes, while Purdue took third at 868. No. 32 Texas Tech (869) and No. 17 UCF (871) completed the five teams that finished ahead of the Huskers.

Whittaker led the Huskers for the tournament, finishing in a tie for 27th individually at 221 (+11). Thiele closed the tournament just one shot behind Whittaker in a tie for 31st at 222 (+12), while sophomore Miu Takahashi (Nasu-Machi, Japan) tied for 36th at 223 (+13). 

Strand put four Huskers among the top 40 in the 84-player field with a 224 (+14) to tie for 40th, while Vavrova rounded out the Nebraska contingent in a tie for 55th at 227 (+17).
Tulsa's Lilly Thomas took medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 208 (-2) as the only golfer in the field to finish better than par. Patricia Sinolugan (210) and Ellie Roth (211), both from North Texas, finished in second and third respectively. Pimpisa Sisutham (UCF), Lovisa Gunnar (Tulsa) and Anna Nordfors (UCF) tied for fourth. 

The Huskers will travel to their final regular-season tournament when they compete at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (April 15-16) at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

The Bruzzy
April 1-2, 2023
Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club
Par 70, 5,976 Yards

Final Team Results
1. North Texas (42) - 286-277-293=856 (+16)
2. Tulsa (39) - 291-280-287=858 (+18)
3. Purdue (54) - 294-285-289=868 (+28)
4. Texas Tech (32) - 295-288-286=869 (+29)
5. UCF (17) - 303-282-286=871 (+31)
6. Nebraska (51) - 291-301-292=884 (+44)
7. Houston (36) - 301-297-293=891 (+51)
8. Kansas State (92) - 295-291-307=893 (+53)
9. TCU (35) - 297-294-303=894 (+54)
10. Missouri (83) - 304-297-294=895 (+55)
11. Wisconsin (80) - 300-302-294=896 (+56)
12. Charlotte (115) - 298-287-312=897 (+57)
13. Western Kentucky (88) - 307-295-296=898 (+58)
14. Oklahoma (71) - 307-293-303=903 (+63)
15. Miami (91) - 321-295-303=919 (+79)

Final Individual Results
1. Lilly Thomas, Tulsa - 72-68-68=208 (-2)
2. Patricia Sinolungan, North Texas - 72-69-69=210 (E)
3. Ellie Roth, North Texas - 72-67-72=211 (+1)
T4. Lovisa Gunnar, Tulsa - 74-70-70=214 (+4)
T4. Anna Nordfors, UCF - 73-69-72=214 (+4)
T4. Pimpisa Sisutham, UCF - 74-70-70=214 (+4)
T7. Kalyuree Moodley, Charlotte - 73-68-74=215 (+5)
T7. Danielle DuToit, Purdue - 75-72-68=215 (+5)
T7. Gala Dumez, Texas Tech - 73-69-73=215 (+5)
T10. Sakura Sugiyama*, North Texas - 73-72-71=216 (+6)
T10. Lauren Zaretsky, Texas Tech - 75-70-71=216 (+6)
T10. Grace Kilcrease, Tulsa - 71-70-75=216 (+6)

Nebraska Individuals
T27. Megan Whittaker - 72-77-72=221 (+11)
T31. Lindsey Thiele - 73-77-72=222 (+12)
T36. Miu Takahashi - 72-75-76=223 (+13)
T40. Kelli Ann Strand - 77-72-75=224 (+14)
T55. Michaela Vavrova - 74-80-73=227 (+17)

Huskers Defeat Omaha, Iowa Western in Spring Action

Omaha, Neb. - The Nebraska soccer team continued its spring season success on Sunday, defeating both Omaha and Iowa Western. 
The Huskers are now 5-0 with three matches remaining in the spring season. 

Game 1: Omaha
NU started with Sami Hauk in goal, along with Abbey SchwarzReagan RaabeSadie WaiteFlorence BelzileEleanor DaleLauryn AnglimGwen LaneJordan ZadeMarissa Popoola and Sarah Weber

After a scoreless first half and a Weber shot off the crossbar in the 49th minute, Nebraska took game one against the Mavericks 1-0 on a Lane goal in the 70th minute. 

Game 2: Iowa Western
Nebraska's starting lineup for game two was as follows: Hauk, Haley PetersonElla GuyottKayma Carpenter, Lane, Zade, Popoola, Belzile, Weber, Dale and Emma Prososki
Weber got the Huskers on the board early in the first few minutes, before Dale followed with one of her own to bring the NU lead to 2-0 less than 10 minutes into the first half. 
In the final 45, freshman Carpenter added a goal off an assist from fellow freshman Abby VacekMaggie Altman added another finish in the 59th minute in route to the Huskers' 4-0 victory. 

Up next, the Huskers return to Hibner Stadium next Saturday for the first time this spring for a matchup against Kansas. Action is slated to begin at 1 p.m. CT. 

Nebraska 1, Omaha 0 (First Game):
Gwen Lane 

Nebraska 4, Iowa Western 0 (Second Game):  
Sarah Weber
Eleanor Dale
Kayma Carpenter
Maggie Altman 

NU Splits Road Trip, Dominates Penn State

University Park, Pa. – The No. 45 ranked Nebraska men's tennis team (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) picked up a 5-1 victory over No. 73 Penn State (13-7, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon to close out the two-match road trip.
The Huskers started off strong in doubles play with William Gleason and Leo Linquet winning the first doubles match on Court 1 over Penn State's Loren Byers and Sam Bossem, 6-2. Nebraska clinched the doubles point on Court 3, as Roni Hietaranta and Shunya Maruyama picked up a 6-4 win over Miko Eala and Stefan Simeunovic.
The match between Nebraska's Calvin Mueller and Lars Johann and Penn State's Malik Bhatnagar and Charl Morgan went unfinished tied at 5-5.
Nebraska kept up its strong play in singles with Maruyama tallying up the first singles win 6-4, 6-2 on Court 3 over Eala. Linquet brought the Huskers within one point of a match victory with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win on Court 2 over Byers.
Johann clinched the team victory with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Bossem on Court 4.
The two teams opted to finish out two of the three remaining matches.
On Court 1, Morgan picked up a 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 win over Hietaranta to make it 4-1. Mueller picked up a strong 6-0, 6-3 win over Pranav Nemani in the No. 6 spot to make 5-1 for the Huskers.
Gleason's match against Penn State's Simeunovic in the No. 5 spot went unfinished with Gleason leading 7-6 (3) after one set.
The Huskers return to Lincoln for their final two home matches of the season against Indiana on Friday at 5 p.m. CT and Purdue on Sunday a 12 p.m. CT. Both matches will be at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Nebraska vs Penn State
4/2/2023 at University Park, Pa. (Penn State Indoor Tennis Center)

Nebraska 5, Penn State 1

Singles competition
1. Charl Morgan (PSU) def. Roni Hietaranta (NEB) 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
2. Leo Linquet (NEB) def. Loren Byers (PSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
3. Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Miko Eala (PSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Lars Johann (NEB) def. Sam Bossem (PSU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Stefan Simeunovic (PSU) vs. William Gleason (NEB) 6-7 (3-7), unfinished
6. Calvin Mueller (NEB) def. Pranav Nemani (PSU) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. William Gleason/Leo Linquet (NEB) def. Loren Byers/Sam Bossem (PSU) 6-2
2. Malik Bhatnagar/Charl Morgan (PSU) vs. Calvin Mueller/Lars Johann (NEB) 5-5, unfinished
3. Roni Hietaranta/Shunya Maruyama (NEB) def. Miko Eala/Stefan Simeunovic (PSU) 6-4

Match Notes:
Nebraska 9-7
Penn State 13-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,4,2,1,6)

Huskers Drop Match Against Boilermakers

Lincoln, Neb. - The No. 71 Nebraska women's tennis team (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten) fell to No. 47 Purdue  (12-5, 3-3 Big Ten) 4-1 at the Sid and Hazel Dillon Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon. 
The action began with doubles play. In the No. 3 position, the team of Lucy Loy and Anfisa Danilchenko dropped their match against Csilla Fodor and Carmen Gallardo Guevara, 6-0. In the No. 2 spot, the duo of Ana Carmen Zamburek and Isabel Adrover Gallego bested Juana Larranaga and Kennedy Gibbs, 6-1. The deciding match in doubles played out on Court 1. Samantha Alicea and Raphaëlle Lacasse dropped their first match as a team against Purdue's Liz Norman and Tara Katarina Milic, 6-3, rewarding Purdue with the doubles point. . 
With Nebraska down by one, singles play began. In the No. 2 spot, Carmen Zamburek fell to Fodor, 6-1, 6-2. On Court 3, Alicea got the first point for the Huskers when she defeated Gallardo Guevara, 6-4, 6-3. In the No. 5 position, Lacasse lost to Katarina Milic, 6-3, 6-4. Purdue clinched the match on Court 4 when Danilchenko was bested by Gibbs in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The matches on Courts 1 and 6 went unfinished.
Up next, NU hits the road to face Ohio State on April 7 at 3 p.m. CT at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center. 
Tennis Match Results Purdue vs Nebraska
Apr 02, 2023 at Lincoln, Neb.

(Dillon Tennis Center)
#47 Purdue 4, #71 Nebraska 1

Singles competition
1. Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) vs. Liz Norman (PU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-1, unfinished
2. Csilla Fodor (PU) def. Ana C. Zamburek (NEB) 6-1, 6-2
3. Samantha Alicea (NEB) def. Carmen G. Guevara (PU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Kennedy Gibbs (PU) def. Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
5. Tara Katarina Milic (PU) def. Raphaëlle Lacasse (NEB) 6-3, 6-4
6. Lucy Loy (NEB) vs. Juana Larranaga (PU) 6-2, 4-6, 2-3, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Liz Norman/Tara Katarina Milic (PU) def. Samantha Alicea/Raphaëlle Lacasse (NEB) 6-3
2. Ana C. Zamburek/Isabel A. Gallego (NEB) def. Juana Larranaga/Kennedy Gibbs (PU) 6-1
3. Csilla Fodor/Carmen G. Guevara (PU) def. Lucy Loy/Anfisa Danilchenko (NEB) 6-0

Match Notes:
Purdue 12-5; National ranking #47
Nebraska 13-5; National ranking #71
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,5,4)