Posted 2 years ago
By Kevin Horn
Omaha – The fifth-seeded Oregon Ducks advanced to the first NCAA Semifinals in school history, rallying from a slow start to post a 3-1 victory over the fourth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team in front of 9,382 fans at the CenturyLink Center. The Huskers dominated the first set of the regional final in a 25-15 victory, but the Ducks won the next three sets, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17.
With the win, Oregon (29-4) advanced to face No. 1 Penn State on Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. The match will start at either 6 or 8 p.m. (Central) and will be televised live on ESPN2.
Nebraska fell just short of its 12th NCAA Semifinal appearance, finishing its season with a 26-7 record.
Oregon, which leads the nation in kills, hit above .300 in three of the four sets, finishing with a .289 mark. Pac-12 Player of the Year and NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player Alaina Bergsma led the way with an impressive performance.
All-Tournament Team Alaina Bergsma, Oregon (MOP) Ariana Williams, Oregon Lauren Plum, Oregon Gina Mancuso, Nebraska Lauren Cook, Nebraska Morgan Broekhuis, Nebraska Jen Hamson, BYU