Sam Csire and Erika Pritchard combined for 33 kills.
After the Cornhuskers pulled away in the first set, they imposed their will in the final two frames.
“It’s something we have to work through, and that’s kind of been a theme of the season for us — constant adversity with injuries.”
The Boilermakers racked up seven service aces while the Terps had none.
After topping Indiana on Friday, the Terps couldn't put it together against the Boilermakers.
Hoosiers outside hitter Breana Edwards racked up 39 kills in the match.
Katie Myers and Nicole Alford are expected to miss the match against Indiana.
Smith didn’t record a kill but notched three blocks.
“You probably don’t understand it until you sit in this seat, but we got out-coached tonight," Hughes said.
The Terps hit a season-low .045 in the match.