John Cook spoke with the media in recapping his team’s first week of play and a quick update on what is going on with sophomore outside hitter and Texas transfer Lexi Sun after she has yet to appear for the Huskers due to injury.
“Just depends on how she progresses this week, we’re going to amp it up this week and see how she responds it’s one of those things where we need to keep pushing but we can’t go too much,” Cook said. “So that’s the delicate balance.”
The good news for the Huskers is that the schedule eases compared to last week, with Ohio, Wake Forest and Santa Clara on the ledger for this weekend. The next weekend though they’ll be at #15 Creighton and at home against (RV) Iowa State, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on Sun’s timeline.
In terms of the whole team perspective for the Huskers from the opening weekend, Cook shared his thoughts on that as well.
“We had more errors than we had in a really long time on Friday night but Saturday we come back and have three players with zero hitting errors so really great adjustment by our team and fixing what we didn’t do well the first night so really encouraged by that,” Cook added.
Of course, Nebraska having such a young cast of contributors and playing against two top 25 ranked opponents wasn’t the easiest start. Not to mention that the first opponent was now third-ranked Florida while the second was now ranked 18th Oregon.
They’ll look for that young core of players to continue improving as they did from the first to second match while hoping that Lexi Sun can add to the bunch soon. Currently, the Huskers sit at fifth in our VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.