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Nebraska volleyball advances to National Championship with win over Penn State

Posted at 8:50 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 17:56:44-05

Nebraska volleyball is the new "Cardiac Kids". After falling behind 2-1, the Huskers rallied to win the fourth and fifth sets over Penn State to advance to the National Championship.

The Huskers came out firing, winning the first set 25-18. However, Penn State rallied to win the second set 25-23.

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Nebraska started the third set down 10-3, but came back to lead 21-17. The Nittany Lions continued to show resilience as the Huskers gave up the third set 26-24.

Penn State opened up the 4th set strong, taking a 6-1 lead over the Huskers, but Nebraska didn't go away. The Huskers tied it up 13-13 and went on to win in dramatic fashion 28-26.

Nebraska took the fifth and final set 15-11. 

The Huskers will face Florida Saturday for the National Championship starting at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. 

Briana Holman: "It would be really nice to go out with a bang and have two rings."

Jazz Sweet: "We knew we could come back and close the gap."

Kenzie Maloney: "We're with each other, for each other."