NebraskaSarah Pavan collected 22 kills and Tracy Stalls hit .577 with a career-high 17 kills as top-ranked Nebraska (32-1) overcame a first-game loss to defeat fourth-seed UCLA (33-4) 23-23, 30-28, 30-23, 30-28 on the strength of 22 kills from Pavan during the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship semifinals at the Qwest Center Omaha Thursday evening. The match was played in front of a NCAA match-record crowd of 17,013 fans.Pavan collected a double-double with 22 kills and 10 digs, while Stalls finished the match with 19.5 points on 17 kills, three block assists and a block solo. Dani Mancuso chipped in 12 kills and two block assists for the Huskers. Kori Cooper contributed 11 points on eight kills and team-high six blocks while hitting .389 for the Huskers.

Jordan Larson scored five of her six kills in the final game to go with 25 digs and five block assists, while Rachel Hollway turned in 52 assists, 11 digs, five kills on nine errorless swings and two block assists. Dani Busboom charted a team and personal-career high 29 digs on defense, the second most by a Husker all-time in NCAA tournament history.

Nebraska advances to the national championship match on Saturday at 8 p.m. CT against Stanford, a 3-0 winner over Washington in Thursday’s other semifinal. The Huskers extended their winning streak to nine matches, while UCLA had its eight-match win streak snapped.

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One Response to “Nebraska volleyball moves onto the finals!”

  1. stephanie cooke Says:

    My name is Stephanie Cooke I am 14. I live in Caldwell Idaho, and go to school in the small town of Notus Idaho at Notus Jr/sr high school. I play volleyball, basketball, and softball. My favorite sport is volleyball. I love your volleyball team. My favorite player is Jordan Larson because she has a killer serve and spike and she’s only a softmore and was just as good as a freshman I also love Sarah Pavin she’s really good I’m so excited to watch you guys play Stanford.

    Good Luck!!!!!

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