Nebraska Holds Off Penn State for Win

Playing its first match as a member of the Big Ten, No. 10 Nebraska outlasted four-time reigning national champ and No. 5 Penn State in five sets (25-18, 25-16, 23-25, 19-25, 15-10) Wednesday in front of a sold out crowd at the NU Coliseum. Gina Mancuso led Nebraska with 22 kills and added 10 digs en route to tallying her fifth double-double of the season. Morgan Broekhuis also had a double-double, the second of her career, and Lauren Cook notched 53 assists. Penn State’s Ariel Scott led the Nittany Lions with a match-best 23 kills.

“Welcome to the Big Ten,” Nebraska coach John Cook told “That’s what it’s going to be like every night, I think.”

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OkWow on 9/22/2011 @ 4:10pm EDT Said:

Did Nebraska win the national championship or even the Big 10 title last night? Looked that way with the way their fans were. My opinion. They played a less than greater team, They allowed a less than greater team force a 5th set. To act like they just beat the best team in the conference for a title was way over the top.

SShubs on 9/22/2011 @ 6:56pm EDT Said:

OkWow……… Please realize that Nebraska really enjoys their volleyball. The Coliseum holds about 4,200 people and it is always and I mean always sold out. They sometimes play in the Devaney Center, which they did over the weekend to play Iowa State and they had 10,380 in attendance. That is just the enthusiasm they have for their volleyball team. So what you saw looked over the top, but it was normal for that school. You have never been in a place that enjoys their teams like that. Bear in mind, Nebraska has no professional teams so this where their focus is. Over the top for you is normal for them.

jdub on 9/22/2011 @ 8:53pm EDT Said:

Let’s see… How many matchs has PSU lost in the last 4 years??? It was just plain fun to beat Goliath, what can I say? ;o)

Alison Johnson on 9/27/2011 @ 6:59pm EDT Said:

How do I find out when college volleyball is on TV?