Texas beats Nebraska at the Regional Volleyball Final
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -Nebraska’s season came to an end with a tough, four-set loss to Texas at the CHI Health Center in Omaha on Monday. The Huskers (16-3) battled the 4th-seeded Longhorns, but were unable to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament.
Madi Kubik led the Huskers with a 14-kill performance. Kayla Caffey added 8 kills for Nebraska, while Lauren Stivrins contributed 7 kills. Stivrins returned to the starting lineup in the Regional Finals after being sidelined on Sunday for an undisclosed injury.
Texas recorded a .366 hitting percentage in the match. Big 12 Player of the Year Logan Eggleston had 18 kills, along with 5 ace serves. Skylar Fields also had 18 kills for Texas, who advances to play the winner of Wisconsin and Florida in the national semifinals.
Monday’s exit marks the first time Nebraska failed to reach the Final Four when the event was hosted in Omaha.
SET FOUR: Texas wins the fourth set, 25-21.
SET THREE: Texas wins the third set, 25-15. After a strong start from the Big Red, Texas took command winning a crucial third set.
SET TWO: Nebraska wins the second set, 25-19. Nebraska bounced back in a big way as Madi Kubik led the way in the second for the Big Red.
SET ONE: Texas wins the first set, 25-22. Lauren Stivrins returned to the court after missing the Baylor match on Sunday and got the start against Texas. The Longhorns pulled away giving Nebraska its first set loss of the NCAA Tournament.
Texas wins Set 3 to lead the match 2-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-15). The Longhorns turned up the pressure on Nebraska.— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) April 19, 2021
Quiet afternoon for Lauren Stivrins. Only 4 kills.
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