For the second time in eight days, Texas has beaten Nebraska in a high profile contest. Last Saturday it was football. Last night in Omaha, it was in the volleyball regional finals. The 10th seeded Huskers fell to the 2nd seeded Texas Longhorns 3-1 in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.
This is the first time in NCAA history, a school has beaten the Huskers three times in one season. After the Huskers took the first set, the Longhorns rebounded winning the next three. NU scored a 25-21 win in the opening set, then Texas cruised with wins of 18, 16 and 17 to improve to 28-1.
The Regional’s Most Outstanding Player, Destinee Hooker, paced Texas with 18 kills on 40 swings. She was one of five Longhorns who hit above .300 in the match. Juliann Faucette added 14 kills as Texas hit .342 in the match, ending a Huskers streak of seven straight matches in which they held opponents to under .150 hitting or less. Texas blocked NU nine times and the Huskers committed 26 errors while managing just .179 hitting. Lindsey Licht led NU with 12 kills. Kori Cooper added 11 kills in her final match, while Tara Mueller had 10. Kori Cooper and Sydney Anderson were named to the Omaha All-Region team.