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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Friday, 19 December 2008 05:24

     The number-four Husker volleyball team dropped a five-set match to Penn State tonight, after falling behind 2-0 and climbing back into the match point-by-point.

     In the Husker-friendly confines of the Qwest Center in Omaha, the emotional match was played in front 17,430 folks, the largest crowd to ever watch a volleyball match in U.S. history.

     The final three sets became eerily reminiscent of their game against Washington on Saturday, as the Huskers pushed the game to a fifth set after being counted out of the match after the first two sets.

     Penn State, now 37-0, hadn't lost a set all year before their matchup with Nebraska. After sealing the deal against the Huskers, they now stand at 111-2 in set scoring. Throughout the season they were labeled by many as the best college volleyball team in history with all their starters touting All-American honors. They play number-two Stanford on Saturday for the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.

     For a more complete recap of this historic matchup, visit