Nebraska VB Looking to Get Back on Track

After falling to Penn State on the road Saturday, Nebraska gets two home games this weekend to get back on track.

After beating the No. 1 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini, the Nebraska volleyball team carried the momentum into Columbus, beating the Ohio State Buckeyes 3-1.

This was the second time the Huskers had beaten the Buckeyes, the first coming back in September, a home win.

However, the Huskers were no match for Penn State on Saturday night, as the Nittany Lions got the best of Nebraska 3-1.

This was just the second loss for Nebraska on the season, the first coming against No. 15 Colorado State early in the year. Coach Cook called it, "The toughest road trip - having to play two ranked teams."

The Huskers now shift their focus to homes games with Michigan and Michigan State this weekend. Nebraska has beaten both teams this season on the road.

This afternoon Nebraska head coach John Cook addressed the media as he does every week, hoping to discuss this weeks games against Michigan and Michigan State. However, time and time again Cook was asked about the state of his daughter and Husker setter Lauren Cook.

Sunday afternoon, Cook was arrested while driving to get treatment after a rough road trip. Cook is accused of driving under suspension and fleeing the scene of accident. She could face a class 3A felony, but charges have yet to be filed. The maximum penalty Cook could face is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. It is unlikely that she will be charged to that extent.

John Cook would not comment on any questions regarding that accident but did say. "It was an accident, there was no alcohol, no drugs and she was not texting." Cook also added, "She is still on the team."

Cook would not confirm if the setter will or won't play this week. However, he did say that Brigette Root, a senior captain, would start in place of Cook if she doesn't play this week.

Nebraska dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in this weeks rankings, with UCLA taking the top spot.

***Edited by Josh Harvey***

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