The Nebraska volleyball team missed it’s chance on getting to Hawaii last season, but now the Huskers made a trip to the islands for a four-match spring exhibition scheduled to begin tonight in Maui against Hawaii.
The Huskers are playing for the first time since a five-set loss at home in December to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA tournament. That win sent the Wildcats to regional play in Honolulu instead of the top-seeded Huskers, who failed to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993.
Friday’s match at the sold-out, 2,800-seat War Memorial Gym begins at 6 p.m. local time, which means first serve will come at 11 p.m. Friday in Nebraska. The Rainbow Wahine finished 31-2 last season and were ranked No. 5 in the final AVCA poll after losing in five sets to Southern Cal in the regional final.