Jacqueline Quade becomes a force for Illinois 2 Related Nebraska will face Oregon in Saturday's regional final, with a berth to the final four on the line. The Wildcats had won 23 straight, one short of the school record. I just think their development and their growth and their maturity, learning how to play as a team, has been our biggest improvement.
Nine Wildcats service errors, four in the first set, didn't help. Kentucky began the third set more in system, grabbing that seven-point lead. Skinner called timeout when Nebraska rallied to , triggering a "Go, Big Red!
About halfway through the set, we really started to fight and show that we wanted to win. But Nebraska answered with the final five points of the match, a run that began with back-to-back kills by sophomore outside hitter Jazz Sweet.
Kentucky's Leah Edmond appeared to stop the run with a kill for an apparent Wildcats lead, but she touched the net on her follow-through. Cook challenged the point and won a reversal. I didn't net! But [assistant coach] Jaylen [Reyes] was all over it. That's why I hire these young guys, because they can see all that better than I can.
Minneapolis Regional final: No. Saturday's final will feature volleyball royalty. Stanford has won seven national titles, most recently in , and Penn State has also won seven, most recently in No team has won more. Penn State leads the all-time series , but Stanford swept the lone matchup this season on Sept.
Saturday's winner books a spot in the final four in Minneapolis. Kathryn Plummer, the espnW player of the year, led Stanford on Friday with 24 kills and 12 digs, while Tami Alade added 12 kills and nine blocks. Alade hit. Stanford looked dominant in the first set and opened with a win.
The Cougars rallied in the second for a victory. But it was all Cardinal in the third and fourth Washington State was led by Taylor Mims with 17 kills and 10 digs.
Stanford has won 29 straight and is at home this season. But the seven-time national champions rolled by Washington in straight sets Friday to advance to the final of the Palo Alto Regional.
The Nittany Lions have yet to drop a set in the tournament. Senior Nia Reed, who had 13 kills to lead Penn State, ended it with an ace to give her team the victory in the third.
Washington was led by Kara Bajema, who had 13 kills but hit just. What's next? Palo Alto Regional final: No. West Coast Conference player of the year Roni Jones-Perry continued her brilliant season by smacking 17 kills to go with nine digs.
Her two aces in the match gave her 41 this season. Cougars middle blockers Kennedy Eschenberg and Heather Gneiting combined for 19 kills and 14 blocks.
It was just the fourth time this season BYU has dropped a set at home. In the final three sets, it was all Cougars in front of a wired crowd of 5,, the third largest to watch a match at Smith Fieldhouse. BYU hit. BYU nabbed the fourth The Cougars are since losing starting outside hitter McKenna Miller for the season to a knee injury.
Holly Carlton led Florida with 16 kills, hitting. Friedman Texas 3, Michigan 1 Texas won the first 10 points of the match, Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and Micaya White combined for 12 kills and Texas cruised to a first-set win over Michigan in the first game of the Provo Regional.
But nothing is as easy as it seems. After the lopsided start in which the Wolverines hit minus-. But then it was Texas' turn to rally for the win.
The fourth set allowed the Longhorns some breathing room, and the No. White, a junior, finished with 21 kills and 10 digs, freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston had 17 kills and nine digs and Bedart-Ghani, a senior, finished with 15 kills.
Freshman setter Jhenna Gabriel had 53 assists. Carly Skjodt led the way for Michigan with 16 kills and nine digs.
The Wolverines had upset No. Texas advanced to a regional final for the 13th straight year. Provo Regional final: No. Golden Eagles junior Allie Barber led all players with 14 kills, but Illini senior Ali Bastianelli finished with seven kills and one error, hitting.
Her final kill was on match point to clinch the match at in the third set. Illinois junior middle blocker Ashlyn Fleming hit. Jordyn Poulter, the co-setter of the year in the Big Ten, had 38 assists.
Junior Jacqueline Quade finished with a team-best 12 kills. Quade set the tone early, with eight kills in a first set when the Illini hit. The Golden Eagles rallied to tie the second set at before the Illini rattled off five of the final six points for a win.
Illinois plays No. ET regional final. The Illini and Badgers split their two matches this season with each team winning on the other's court. The 6-foot-8 outside hitter finished with a flawless performance of nine kills and no errors, hitting.