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NCAA Volleyball Tournament Thread: Nebraska vs. Long Island University

The first round match for your Huskers and tons of good volleyball around the tournament

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Sammy Smith

#1 Nebraska (28-1) vs Long Island University (13-18)
When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:00 pm (CT)
Where: Lincoln, NE in The Bob Devaney Center
Stream: ESPN+
Radio: Husker Radio Network
Live stats

#1 Nebraska (28-1)

#2 Bergen Reilly 6’1’’ FR Setter
#5 Bekka Allick 6’4’’ SO MB
#6 Laney Choboy 5’3’’ FR DS/L
#7 Maisie Boesiger 5’6’’ SO DS/L
#8 Lexi Rodriguez 5’5’’ JR DS/L
#9 Kennedi Orr 6’0’’ JR Setter
#10 Caroline Jurevicius 6’2‘‘ FR OH
#11 Hayden Kubik 6’2’’ SO OH
#13 Merritt Beason 6’4’’ JR OH
#14 Ally Batenhorst 6’5’’ JR OH
#15 Andi Jackson 6’3‘‘ FR MB
#22 Lindsay Krause 6’4’’ JR OH
#27 Harper Murray 6’2’’ FR OH
#44 Maggie Mendelson 6’5’’ SO MB

Long Island University (13-18)

#1 Indira Benitez 5’11’’ FR OPP
#3 Alasha Colon 5’6’’ JR Libero
#7 Rumur Rouille 6’4’’ JR MB/OPP
#9 Jordan MacDonald 5’10’’ JR OH
#11 Amaris Smith 6’1’’ SO OH
#12 Selina Koc 5’11’’ SO Setter
#14 Cristal Paulino Rubel 6’0’’ JR MB/OPP
#19 Camelia Melendez 5’11’’ JR OH
#31 Bria Plante 6’4’’ GR MH/OPP

A win over LIU moves Nebraska to the second round of the NCAA tournament which takes place on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm (CT) in Lincoln, NE against the winner of the #8 Missouri vs Delaware match.

NCAA Tournament
Scores from Thursday:
Western Michigan U. beat #7 Auburn 3-0
#5 Georgia Tech beat South Alabama 3-1
Baylor beat #7 James Madison U. 3-0
#6 Marquette beat Eastern Illinois 3-0
#7 SMU beat Texas State 3-0
#5 Penn State beat Yale 3-1
Miami beat #8 U. of Northern Iowa 3-1
#4 Florida beat Florida Gulf Coast 3-0
Hawaii beat #7 Iowa St. 3-1
#2 Louisville beat Wright St. U. 3-1
#3 Purdue beat Fairfield 3-0
#2 Texas beat Texas A&M 3-1
#2 Kentucky beat Wofford College 3-0
#1 Wisconsin beat Jackson St. 3-0
#2 Oregon beat Southeastern Louisiana U. 3-0

#4 Kansas beat Omaha 3-0
Omaha got better as the match went on and played their best volleyball of the match in set three. The Mavericks pushed the Jayhawks to 28-26 in that final set.

If you are able to watch other matches, here are the ones I recommend based on the competitiveness of the match:

Friday, December 1st:
Minnesota vs Utah St. - 4:00 pm CT
TCU vs Florida St. - 4:30 pm CT
Georgia vs Arizona St - 5:30 pm CT
Penn State vs Kansas - 5:30 pm CT (second round match)
Purdue vs Marquette - 6:00 pm CT (second round match)
Georgia Tech vs Florida - 6:00 pm CT (second round match)
Louisville vs Western Michigan U. - 6:00 pm CT (second round match)
Nebraska vs LIU - 7:00 pm CT

Creighton plays Colgate on Friday, December 1st at 6:30 pm CT in Omaha.
Colgate is the conference champion out of the Patriot League. Colgate also represented the Patriot League in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. They lost to Pitt in the first round in three sets. Creighton looks very strong in their 15 match winning streak. Norah Sis is playing and playing well. Kendra Wait is running the offense in impressive fashion. Go Bluejays!