Nebraska women’s volleyball tops Penn State to go to NCAA National Championship

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Nebraska women’s volleyball is national title game bound.

The No. 5 seed Cornhuskers (31-4) topped No. 1 Penn State  (33-2) on Thursday night in the NCAA Tournament semifinal in five sets to go to the national championship.

They won the deciding set 15-11 in strong fashion to put away the Nittany Lions after rallying to tie the match at 2-2 in the set before.

Mikaela Foecke led the way with 19 kills while Annika Albrecht and Briana Holman had 13 a piece. For the Lions, Simone Lee had 18 kills and Haleigh Washington had 13 but the team had 14 service errors to the Huskers’ 11.

In the first set, the Huskers were on top for most of the way, winning comfortably 25-18.

In the second set though, the Lions led nearly the whole way and took a close one 25-23.

They then fought back in the third set after trailing 20-16 and 21-18 to take a 26-24 win.

And in the fourth set, the Huskers were in charge and the Lions tried to rally again tying it at 24-24 after trailing 19-15 earlier but couldn’t, falling 28-26.

The Huskers move on to face the winner of No. 3 Stanford and No. 2 Florida. That game started immediately after the conclusion of the Huskers and Lions.

The final will be at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 16 in Kansas City.

 

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