Nebraska women’s volleyball was on the minds of sports fans late last month when the team set a world attendance record when 92,003 fans filled Memorial Stadium for the season opener.
On Sunday night, the Cornhuskers were the talk of social media due to an incredible rally during a crucial game against Kentucky. The play took place in the fourth set, with Nebraska leading the match overall 2-1, but losing in the match 12-9.
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The rally lasted over a minute and ended with the Cornhuskers scoring.
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It would be one of many highlights of the night for Nebraska, and they would finish off Kentucky to win the game 2-1. Merritt Beason and Harper Murray led the way with 17 kills each. Ally Batenhorst added 12 and Andi Jackson had 10 in the win.
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Lexi Rodriguez came away with 18 digs. Bergen Reilly had 12, and Murray and Beason had 10 each.
Nebraska has nine wins to start the season and has yet to have a blemish on its record.
As of Monday, the Cornhuskers were ranked No. 2 in the latest AVCA poll. Nebraska received two first-place votes. Wisconsin, also undefeated, is ranked No. 1.
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Nebraska next has No. 21 Ohio State on the docket.