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Nebraska volleyball rallies from two sets down to advance to national championship match

Posted: 10:42 PM, Dec 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 05:28:51Z
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MINNEAPOLIS, Min. (KMTV) — The Nebraska volleyball team rallied from two sets down to beat Illinois on Thursday at the Final Four to advance to the national championship match. NU eliminated the Illini 22-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-11. The 7th seeded Huskers will play the top seed Stanford (33-1) at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Minneapolis on ESPN. This marks the Big Red's 9th ever appearance in the championship match & if NU wins, it'll be the program's sixth title in program history.

"I knew this was going to be a five-gamer. This is the Big Ten, baby," head coach John Cook said.

"We wanted to fight," said senior Mikaela Foecke. "We didn't want this to be our last game."

Mikaela Foecke & Lexi Sun both had 19 kills to lead the Big Red. Nebraska (29-6) will now go for back-to-back national championships & its 3rd in four years. Foecke, along with fellow senior Kenzie Maloney, are now 21-1 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

After the win over the Illini, former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit chimed in on Twitter.