The Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball team has made it to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 thanks to a dominant win over Missouri.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are turning the page on another lost football season with some level of success in ever other sport. Right at the top of the list is the Nebraska volleyball team that won its first two games of the NCAA tournament this weekend.
After less than a stellar performance against Long Island in the opening round of the tournament, the Huskers came out on Saturday night and apparently wanted to show they can dominate their way all the way to the championship.
Lexi Rodriguez and company swept their way to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-21 win over the Missouri Tigers. While they had a bit of a fight in that third set, the Nebraska Cornhuskers looked more the part of a team that is now 30-1 on the season.
The Cornhuskers hit .264 in the match and limited Missouri to an .089 mark. Nebraska had 14 blocks, its highest total in a three-set match this season. The Huskers also had a strong serving night, producing five aces and only four errors.
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It was also a good Saturday for Jaz Shelley and company after it looked like it was going to be a disastrous one early on. The Huskers trailed Georgia Tech 32-22 at the half, but managed to outscore the Yellowjackets 58-30 in the 3rd and 4th quarters in order to get the win.
Amy Williams’ team is now 6-2 on the season as they prepare for a Tuesday contest against UNC Wilmington before their conference opener against Michigan State next weekend.
Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news
- Not only is the Nebraska volleyball team rolling towards another big run in the NCAA Tournament, but the team racked up a ton of Big Ten honors at the end of the regular season. John Cook was named 2023 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Lexi Rodriguez earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in her career, ergen Reilly was chosen as Big Ten Setter of the Year. Harper Murray was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. That’s an incredible bunch of awards.
- Nick Henrich has officially called it a football career after suffering another injury at the end of the season. This past week, the linebacker talked to Nebraska great Adam Carriker about the choice to hang it up.
- Sunday morning is all about the in-state rivalry. The Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team is looking to go 8-0 by beating Creighton on Sunday afternoon. If the Huskers pull it off, it would be the second straight win over the Bluejays and would be a big statement for Fred Hoiberg’s program.