The Nebraska Cornhuskers managed to bounce back from a loss to Wisconsin with a win over Minnesota to end the regular season in style.
In a thrilling conclusion to the Big Ten season, the Nebraska volleyball team secured a 3-1 victory (25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23) against Minnesota at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday night. With this win, the Nebraska Cornhuskers concluded the regular season with an outstanding 28-1 overall record, matching their best-ever performance in Big Ten play at 19-1.
Merritt Beason led the charge once again for the Huskers with an impressive 21 kills, hitting at .302, and contributing nine digs. Harper Murray showcased her skills with 13 kills and a career-high 17 digs, while Ally Batenhorst added 13 kills, and Bekka Allick contributed eight.
The Huskers dominated defensively with 15 blocks, limiting Minnesota to a .184 hitting percentage.
Bergen Reilly’s 45 assists and 14 digs, along with notable performances from Laney Choboy and Lexi Rodriguez, fueled the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ success.
It was a nice bounce-back match after a disappointing Friday loss to Wisconsin that ended Nebraska’s undefeated season. Still, the 28-1 record is easily the best in the country.
Next up, the Huskers, who have automatically earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and we’ll find out who they’ll play in the first round on Sunday evening during the NCAA Volleyball Tournament selection show at 5 pm.
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