It’s Kentucky vs Texas Saturday night in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament national championship finals. The finals are set to take place once again in Omaha as the 2020-21 women’s volleyball season reaches the finals after a season that was pushed back from the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wildcats and Longhorns survived a limited field of 48 teams to reach Saturday’s finals. Texas swept top-seeded Wisconsin in a big upset in Thursday’s semifinals while Kentucky took down No. 6 Washington to make it to the championship match.
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Texas vs Kentucky Volleyball Preview
The No. 2-seeded Kentucky Wildcats (23-1) will be looking for their first national title in program history when they face the No. 4-seeded Texas Longhorns (27-1) in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Game on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kentucky got past No. 6 Washington in four sets (25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) in the national semifinals on Thursday. After winning the opening set, the Wildcats lost their first set of the tournament in the second set and then overcame a six-point deficit to win the third set, before closing out the match with a 25-17 fourth set.
The Wildcats bring to the court the No. 1 offense in the nation statistically and are led by the AVCA National Player of the Year Madison Lilley. The senior setter recorded her second double-double of the tournament in the win over Washington, with a season-high 63 set assists and 14 digs.
Kentucky coach Craig Skinner, who was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year, understands what a special moment this is for his team.
“You can see the excitement and enthusiasm in the players, and no one will ever take this away from them,” Skinner said. “It’s hard to get too far ahead of ourselves and have too much excitement because there’s a huge task ahead. We’ve recruited great players and we have a great staff. For us to be living a dream like this, there’s no monetary value or material thing you can put on that.”
The Wildcats had a program-record six players earn AVCA All-America honors this season, including Lilley, Alli Stumler and Avery Skinner, who were named to the first team, Azhani Tealer (second team), Gabby Curry (third team) and Madi Skinner (honorable mention).
Texas comes into Saturday’s national championship game fresh off an upset of the previously unbeaten, top-ranked Wisconsin Badgers in their Final Four match on Thursday. The Longhorns swept the Badgers in three sets (26-24, 25-19, 25-23) to advance to their seventh national title game and first since 2016.
Big 12 Player of the Year Logan Eggleston led the way for the Longhorns with 17 kills in the win. Sophomore Skylar Fields had 12 kills, while Asjia O’Neal and Brionne Butler had 11 apiece.
Eggleston and Butler were named to the AVCA All-America first-team. Joining them with All-America honors for Texas this season were Jhenna Gabriel (third team) and Fields and O’Neal (honorable mention).