Dec 9, 2017
Florida saved a match level within the fourth set in opposition to USC and trailed by as many as 4 within the fifth.
However it’s the second-seeded Gators who might be returning to the ultimate 4 for the primary time since 2003 after a Saturday night time rally in Gainesville, Florida.
Shainah Joseph led the best way for Florida with 15 kills, and Carli Snyder recovered from a gradual begin to put up 11 kills and 18 digs.
USC, the No. 10 seed, acquired 26 kills from sophomore Khalia Lanier, the daughter of NBA legend Bob Lanier.
Florida (29-1) will face defending nationwide champion Stanford (30-Three) within the nationwide semifinals Thursday in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri. In a rematch of the 2016 nationwide championship match, No. Three Stanford swept No. 6 Texas in Palo Alto, California.
In the meantime, Nebraska followers had been crying foul since Nov. 26. That is when the choice committee “awarded” the Huskers a No. 5 seed for the NCAA event and routed them by Lexington, Kentucky, in the event that they hoped to land in Kansas Metropolis for the NCAA volleyball remaining 4.
On Saturday Nebraska lastly acquired an opportunity to take its case to the court docket.
After reeling off three straight sweeps to begin their event run, the Huskers have been pressured to 4 units by the fourth-seeded Wildcats, however prevailed 25-19, 25-22, 25-27 25-22 to guide their spot within the remaining 4 for the third straight yr.
Kentucky, which had survived two five-setters to achieve the regional remaining, staved off three match factors within the third set to drive the additional body.
Nebraska (30-Four) was directed by Huge Ten setter of the yr Kelly Hunter, who had 46 assists, 11 digs and two aces. Junior Mikaela Foecke, probably the most excellent performer within the 2015 NCAA event, had 18 kills.
Kentucky, which made its first look in a regional remaining, completed its season 29-Four.
The Huskers will tackle top-seeded Penn State, which swept Michigan State Saturday night time, in a nationwide semifinal on Thursday. Nebraska handed Penn State its solely lack of the season again in September, a sweep at College Park, Pennsylvania.
Nebraska and Penn State (33-1) have mixed to win eight of the previous 11 nationwide titles.
The championship is scheduled for Dec. 16.
Here is a have a look at the remaining schedule.
State Faculty Regional at State Faculty, Pennsylvania
No. 1 Penn State Three, Missouri zero
Michigan State Three, Illinois 1
Penn State Three, Michigan State zero
Gainesville Regional at Gainesville, Florida
No. 2 Florida Three, No. 15 UCLA 1
No. 10 USC Three, No. 7 Minnesota zero
Florida Three, USC 2
Stanford Regional at Stanford, California
No. 6 Texas Three, No. 11 Utah 2
No. Three Stanford Three, Wisconsin 1
Stanford Three, Texas zero
Lexington Regional at Lexington, Kentucky
No. Four Kentucky Three, No. 13 BYU 2
No. 5 Nebraska Three, Colorado zero
Nebraska Three, Kentucky 1
No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 5 Nebraska, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
No. 2 Florida vs. No. Three Stanford, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. ET ESPN2