Nebraska's offensive struggles continued Sunday at the Rock Chalk Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Huskers were blanked by host Kansas for the second time, losing 1-0. Earlier in the day, Tulsa pitcher Samantha Pochop threw a no-hitter in the Golden Hurricane's 6-0 win against NU.

It marked the second time in eight days the Huskers (10-13) were unable to record a hit in a game. They were no-hit against Wichita State last Sunday.

Pochop recorded seven strikeouts and worked around four walks. She induced seven ground outs and seven fly outs.

Senior Regan Mergele (1-5) took the loss after pitching five innings against Tulsa. She gave up five runs on seven hits while recording two strikeouts.

Tulsa (18-8) scored two runs in the third, and belted two homers in the fifth. Shortstop Josie Muffley led the Golden Hurricane with three hits and three RBIs.

The Jayhawks, meanwhile, shut out the Husker bats for the second time in as many days.

KU's Brynn Minor pitched a complete game, scattering six hits while striking out seven.

The Huskers, who outhit KU 6-5, had a runner on third base in the first and fifth innings, but couldn't plate anything.

Kansas (7-19), which won Saturday's meeting 2-0, took advantage in the sixth inning, scoring the game's lone run on a double from Morgyn Wynne.

Sophomore Olivia Ferrell (3-3) pitched one of her best games of the season for NU. She went six innings, giving up one hit on five hits while striking out three.

Sunday's defeat to Kansas capped a 0-4 weekend for the Huskers, who have lost 11 of their past 13 games.

Nebraska will open Big Ten play at Michigan on Friday.


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