Nebraska’s volleyball team returned to Lincoln on Sunday with a new piece of hardware.
The Huskers celebrated their national title with their fans during a ceremony at the Devaney Center. They beat Florida, 3-1, on Saturday night in Kansas City to capture the title.
Nebraska volleyball celebrates national championship
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Fifth-seeded Nebraska knocked off top-seeded Penn State on Thursday before playing the Gators for the championship. The title is the fifth in program history for the Huskers and their second in three seasons.
“You saw a team play great team volleyball. I saw coach Pettit had an article called’old-school volleyball.’ It was serve, block, dig, and try not to make errors on offense and get a few sideouts. And you saw our serve-blocking defense really frustrated Florida today,” Nebraska coach John Cook said. “That’s what this team has been built on all year. They’ve embraced it, and they’ve had unbelievable leadership from the senior class.”
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