Nebraska will take on Florida Saturday for the NCAA volleyball championship in Kansas City. The Huskers survived a match point and rallied for a five set victory over top ranked Penn State and will be in search of their second national title in three years.
The Huskers are 31-4 and handed Penn State both of its losses.
“The Big Ten prepares us for matches like these”, said Nebraska coach John Cook. “There is never any panic on our side and they just continue to grind through it. It is a great win and I’m just really happy for these guys. They showed what they are all about and that is why they are Big Ten champions.”
With the win, Nebraska advanced to the NCAA Final for the second time in three seasons and for the eighth time in program history (third-most in NCAA history). The Huskers will go for their fifth national title on Saturday. John Cook has taken a Husker team to the NCAA Final for the fifth time in his 18 seasons at Nebraska, and he will go for his fourth national title on Saturday.
Florida defeated Stanford in five sets in the other national semifinal.