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Creighton volleyball tops UNI in NCAA Tournament match

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 10:46:51-05

The Huskers are not the only volleyball team in the state making noise. The Creighton Bluejays picked up their 21st straight win with a 3-2 victory over Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

No. 21 Creighton had a match point in the third set, but Northern Iowa would not go away as it pushed the Bluejays to five sets. Creighton won the fifth set 15-12.

Jaali Winters broke her own school record of kills in an NCAA Tournament match with 24. Winters also added 12 digs and four blocks which gave Winters her fifth double-double of the fall. Marysa Wilkinson finished with a career high 18 kills while hitting .394.

The win advances Creighton to the sub-Regional round of the NCAA Tournament tonight at 6:30 against the fourth-ranked and No. 5 overall seed Kansas Jayhawks. The Bluejays and Jayhawks met earlier this year as Kansas handed Creighton its only home loss of the season in five sets. 

 

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