For the first time in 30 years, Nebraska volleyball has dropped three consecutive nonconference matches in the same season.
No. 5 Louisville (10-0) swept No. 6 Nebraska (6-3) Saturday, with the Huskers getting to 20 points only once. The Cardinals allowed Nebraska to score just 17, 20 and 18 points in the three sets.
Louisville dominated from the first serve, hitting .324 in the first set as part of a .255 hitting performance on the night. Nebraska managed a season-low .046 hitting.
"Louisville completely outplayed us," Nebraska coach John Cook said. "We just really did nothing. Didn't really even compete like we need to.
"Why? I don't know. Back to the drawing board."
The loss is the third in a row for the Huskers, after previous losses to No. 20 Utah and No. 16 Stanford. The last time Nebraska had such a stretch outside of conference play came in 1991. The last time a three-match losing streak happened at all was in 2018 during a conference run against Penn State, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Next up for the Big Red is Big Ten play, beginning Wednesday at Northwestern.