Texas Gets Revenge Over The Huskers In Stunning Semifinal Sweep

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 16th, 2016 | Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

Match Stats

The Texas Longhorns stunned Nebraska in a quick three set sweep by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 to advance to their fifth National Championship match.

This match comes as revenge for the Longhorns as they fell to the Huskers just last year in the National Championship match.

Leading the Longhorns was Ebony Nwanebu who hammered down 15 kills on a .378 hitting percentage. Senior Paulina Prieto Cerame added 12 kills.

The attack from these two alone was enough to stump the Huskers, who couldn’t get a groove going the entire match.

Setter Chloe Collins recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 37 assists and 11 digs.

The Longhorns were able to limit their errors in the match to 8, while Nebraska committed a detrimental 21 errors in the match.

A kill from Morgan Johnson ended the Huskers reign as national champion, as she hit it high off the blocks hands that no one was able to dig it. Johnson also played a huge role defensively in the match tallying seven blocks.

For the Huskers, Mikaela Foecke carried the team with 13 kills, while Kadie Rolfzen picked up 14 digs and Justine Wong-Orantes added 11.

You can watch the National Championship match between the Longhorns and Stanford on ESPN on Saturday, December 17 at 8 PM CT.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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