The stage is set as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team takes on Nebraska in Madison, Wis. in the NCAA tournament Sweet 16.
The winner of today’s game will take on host Wisconsin, who have already swept Texas A&M earlier in the day.
Follow along as KHON2 will blog live updates of the matchup between the Rainbow Wahine and the Cornhuskers below.
Nebraska wins 3-0
1:24: Nebraska closes out the victory with a 25-19 win in the third set to complete the sweep.
1:21: Nebraska closing in with 23-18 lead. Hawaii calls a challenge.
1:17: Nebraska can sniff the finish line as it takes a 20-17 lead. Hawaii tries to stop the momentum with a timeout.
1:11: Nebraska leads 14-13 around midway through the third set.
1:03: Hawaii rallies from down 8-4 to tie the set at 8-all. Nebraska timeout.
12:58: Nebraska jumps out to a 5-1 lead in set three, prompting a UH timeout.
12:47: Nebraska closes out the second set after Amber Igiede’s net violation. The Cornhuskers win the second set 25-22 and take a 2-0 lead in the match. They are one set away from the Elite 8.
12:45: The ‘Bows cut the lead to 24-22 from 24-19, prompting a Nebraska timeout.
12:38: Hawaii did take a brief 16-15 lead, but Nebraska has surged ahead 20-17 and Hawaii coach Robyn Ah Mow calls a timeout.
12:33: Nebraska still holds a 13-11 lead as a stoppage in play occurs due to a net challenge.
12:27: Nebraska was up 10-4, but a 5-0 Hawaii run has cut the Cornhusker lead to 10-9 in the second set. Cornhuskers call timeout.
12:19: Nebraksa takes a quick 4-1 lead in the second set, prompting a Hawaii timeout.
12:13: A roller coaster first set ends with Nebraska taking it 29-27, despite Van Sickle’s seven kills.
12:05: Hawaii jumps ahead 24-23 and Nebraska calls timeout.
11:58: Hawaii jumps ahead 21-19 as Nebraska calls another timeout.
11:54: Nebraska takes its first lead of the set at 17-16 after a 4-0 run.
11:50: Hawaii now leads 15-12 as the first timeout is called. Van Sickle up to five kills.
11:43: Hawaii has taken a 9-6 lead in the early going. We have out first stoppage of play as Nebraska has taken its first challenge of the game. Brooke Van Sickle with three kills early for UH.
Pregame: Both teams have taken the floor and are ready to go.